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Nearly six weeks since there's been any activity on PINTADINE and so I'll terminate the study here and give you what I have:


1. a contemporary sans-serif font, ornamented with whimsical paint splotches

2. diminutive

3. the mess hall on one of Columbus' ships

4. a patent medicine sold during the 1920s-30s.

5. a pearl oyster

6. a small raptor of the Cretaceous era, with reticulated coloration

7. any object that contains five colors

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For no reason other than I don't have a clue, I'll guess #1. "Diminutive" might make more sense, but consider the source.

Glad to see you back, Hab. I was beginning to worry!
 
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Summer doldrums, no doubt.

I have another word queued up, but I'll wait a while on that one, I think.
 
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BTW, where's my first one?
 
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Mea Culpa. Ya know, I didn't recognize it as a daffynition. I must have been tired that day. Sorry!
 
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Nah, it's my goofy phrasing. And wasn't Mea Culpa Robert Culp's Italian wife? Thats-a what she's-a called him. Roll Eyes
 
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Going once, going twice, two and a half, two and three-quarters, two and seven-eighths...

(That's the fanciest way of saying "BUMP" I could come up with)
 
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As in "baby bump?
 
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Erm, it's been a month since the proposals were posted - wouldn't anyone else care to hazard a guess as to the true meaning of PINTADINE ?
 
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I like number 3's pun but I'll go for number 5


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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oops sorry hab I missed this post. I too vote pearl oyster. By process of elimination.
 
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Hab, is it time to ask, "Will the real pintadine please stand up?"
 
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a pearl among words...

PINTADINE is:

1. A contemporary sans serif font ornamented with whimsical paint splotches
- submitted by bethree5
- preferred by Geoff for no particular reason

2. Diminutive
- submitted by bethree5
- Geoff thought about this one too
- fooled no one

3. the mess hall on one of Columbus' ships
- by haberdasher
- BobHale liked it but liked another one even better

4. a patent medicine sold during the 1920s-30s
- Geoff
- fooled no one

5. a pearl oyster
- the Real McCoy. I came across it in a Public Domain online version of Jules Verns's 20000 Leagues under the Sea, which contains many other obscure names for obscure underwater plants and animals. And, by the way, pintadine is a noun, though it looks like it should be an adjective.
- BobHale's preference
- Bethree5 thought it less unlikely than all the other choices

6. a small raptor with reticulated coloration [Cretaceous]
- bethree5
- fooled no one

7. any object that contains five colors
- Geoff
- fooled no one

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So. Everyone who submitted an entry voiced a choice.

Bob - bethree5 - For your shrewdness you're entitled to pose another conundrum. If you want to. Unless you think the interest level won't support it, and we should postpone the next word for now. I have another one in mind, but I take so long these days I'm not sure even I want me running the next entry...
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
... I take so long these days I'm not sure even I want me running the next entry...
Are you too busy, or are you not well? I hope it's the former!
 
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I have a good word. I think it is anyway - I had never heard it before. Should I post it?


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Post away! Make it a Wiley Post if you like.
 
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