posted September 13, 2002 21:29
This week we will consider commonplace, everyday objects familiar to us all -- the name for which is obscure.
Since last week's theme covered only five of the seven days, this week's will cover two extra days.
posted September 13, 2002 21:44
posted September 13, 2002 22:44 quote: Originally posted by wordcrafter: You screw that ornament onto a metal bar that runs above the bulb and then down on opposite sides of the bulb. What do you call that metal bar?
The bar is called a "harp", but I can't remember the name of the other piece. It'll come to me.
posted September 16, 2002 06:02
posted September 17, 2002 05:11
posted September 17, 2002 08:42 quote: What is the part of a sundial that projects a shadow?
Heh! That's the first one in this series I've known!
posted September 18, 2002 05:53
posted September 18, 2002 22:28
When you buckle your belt, you thread the excess strap through a loop on the front part of the belt, just above the buckle.
What is that loop called
posted September 19, 2002 19:34
Hey, wordcrafter, I just want to say how much I am enjoying these this week!
posted September 20, 2002 04:42
Thank you, angel!
So tell me:
the little plastic tip of a shoelace
, without which it is a frustrating task
to try to thread the shoelace through the hole in your shoe?
Bonus: what is that hole called?
posted September 20, 2002 21:36
posted September 21, 2002 00:30 quote: Hey, wordcrafter, I just want to say how much I am enjoying these this week!
Well, Angel, it depends on how competitive one is! Grrrr!
I am 0/9!
(Seriously, it was fun!)
posted September 22, 2002 10:14
Not to worry, Kalleh. I knew only one of these words before I started researching this topic.
Coffee is sometimes served in a cheap and disposable white plastic cone, without a handle and too thin to allow one to hold it with hot coffee. It snaps into a holder that has a handle.
What do you call that holder
Bonus: What is
the mark left on the table by a moist glass