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DUGONG is:

a. a dog food formulated especially for the chow-chow breed

b. a type of fruit pudding from the north of England

c. a Thai musical instrument

d. a flat-bottomed canoe used in Eastern India

e. a giant cedar tree native to the Tianmu Mountains of eastern China

f. the giant rat of Sumatra

g. a dullard

h. a foul in jai alai

i. a brownish-gray herbivorous aquatic mammal (Dugong dugon) from coastal waters of southern Asia, Australia

j. a musical percussion instrument from East and Southeast Asia
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That's the lot of 'em. You know my methods; pick the real Dugong.
 
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Since I know the answer I can't vote, but I hope the rest of you do!
 
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Originally posted by Geoff:
Since I know the answer I can't vote, but I hope the rest of you do!


Never figured where you got that idea from. Do you think that all those times arnie was right he didn't know the answer and was just guessing? Of course now I know that you know the answer but if I you gave your answer I would believe you were bluffing and choose something else. But off course now you know that I would do that you would choose the right answer making my choice wrong. Of course now I know that and... ... and I'm thinking of going into politics.
 
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I have a vague feeling its connected with animals so that gives me a choice of a f or i. As I'm pretty sure Conan-Doyle made up the giant rat of Sumatra I'll go for i.
 
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I just saw DUGONG in a crossword puzzle definition today! (and it's a Monday, which is supposed to be the easiest day...)
 
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Anyone care to vote on DUGONG?
 
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Yes. It's a flat-bottomed musical cedar rat that plays jai alai.

Maybe you would have had better luck with byssus. Jo would have claimed to know it.

BTW, you omitted my #4 daffynition. Just as well; it was lame.
 
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Please Hab, submit a new word. Maybe people will play with a new word.
 
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Hey I wanna know the answer!

I vote for d, the flat-bottomed canoe of E India.
 
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Ok, here it comes...
 
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DUGONG is:

a. a dog food formulated especially for the chow-chow breed
- bethree5

b. a type of fruit pudding from the north of England
- Bob Hale

c. a Thai musical instrument
- Geoff

d. a flat-bottomed canoe used in Eastern India
- Bob Hale
- chosen by bethree5

e. a giant cedar tree native to the Tianmu Mountains of eastern China
- bethree5

f. the giant rat of Sumatra
- haberdasher

g. a dullard
- Geoff

h. a foul in jai alai
- Geoff

i. a brownish-gray herbivorous aquatic mammal (Dugong dugon) from coastal waters of southern Asia, Australia
- Merriam-Webster.com
- the real thing. More below
- correctly sniffed out by Bob Hale

j. a musical percussion instrument from East and Southeast Asia
- bethree5
- my vote for best daffynition
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My personal vote goer to J.

Bob Hale - you are right in every particular. I guess you do know my methods! I is the correct answer.

I came across it in reading Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (and just last night saw it again in Dumas' Three Musketeers!).

Geoff abstained, because he knew the correct meaning. His fourth daffynition, which I didn't see, was "Slang term once common in Minnesota for 'Where have you gone?' Possibly from German du wirst gehen." An outstanding example of why my wife says I read too fast. My apologies, Geoff.

I do want to point out that the right answer isn't necessarily the best answer, so that shouldn't preclude voting. Do we want two categories for answers?

No one else voted. The score is 1-1-1.
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I would think that, in these limited-activity times, playing on the computer would be a welcome addition to the quickly-exhausted Duties of the Day, but judging by the sparseness of responses lately that's apparently not the case. I'm going to put off posting a next word until either someone else decides to post one (or request one) or until I get too bored to resist. What I've been doing in my spare time that I didn't do BL (Before Lockdown) is read some of the books I never got around to when I was younger. Some of them are quite good, actually. And with a bunch of interesting (new) words, too!

(edited - typos)

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I knew about dugongs from a coffee table book my parents had sixty years ago.

One of the words Hab suggested via PM to me I learned from this book: Harvest: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects Don't read it - I might want to steal that word! ;p)
 
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Interesting and unexpected true meaning!
Thanks forthe vote of confidence on my daffynition...
Believe it or not [chalk it up to covid-lockdown confusion], for a few days I thought Du Gong was our new limerick location, & spent a few restless nights trying to make THAT work Big Grin
 
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Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin As in ROFLM*O
 
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It appears that Du Gong has tolled for this board. It was good while it lasted.
 
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Hab, should we just reveal the real dugong and move on? We're up the river on this one!
 
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Done, on May 14. It is I. YCLIU.

Out of sight ==> not noticed, even it it's been changed.

I think the lesson is that modifying a previous post is often unnoticed - better re-copy it to the bottom of a thread!
 
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Duhhhhh... See "g" above. I was confused because nobody has posted a new word.

I note that bethree 5's daffy and my "c" were similar. So, b35, may I bask in some of your reflected glory? Smile

Geoff the Senile
 
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