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2013/07/02
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Here comes a beribboned caravan.
 
It can be either bright festivities or macabre carnivores’ procession, no?  Are there many words like that ?
2013/07/02
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I could not immediately think of a word like that but I know I have seen many.   They show up a lot in cryptic crossword puzzles.

2013/07/04
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Where and how does  beribboned  mean anything but “adorned with ribbons”?

2013/07/04
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from a different angle it could be someone who is adorned with rib bones.   Like I said, it is something you would only see in a cryptic crossword.   I think that is what Robert was getting at.

2013/07/04
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[Blush] Dick, your original comment about cryptic puzzles should have triggered recognition. I’m actually reasonably good at such puzzles, just haven’t done one in a while.  

   Feathers show how old fruit is.

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2013/07/06
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From a horror movie: an ocean ship arrives covered with rats, and soon the entires city is berated.

2013/07/06
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I’m sorry to be a stickler about spelling but covered with rats would have a double “t” – “beratted”. Maybe something about a special education class for or about rats.   “Our new class to help teach rats to get through their mazes will be rat ed.”

2013/07/06
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Ok, but here’s another one:

From some legend or another: A multi-head serpent presents a knight with a conundrum: from each neck cut off many more heads sprout, so as the knight endeavors to behead the serpent, the beheaded beheaded monster becomes more beheaded the more it is beheaded.

2013/07/07
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Maybe people were berating the city because they let it become beratted ?

2013/07/07
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Misled by the crank weather forecast, they watched helplessly as the entire landing site was misled with radiations and micro projectiles.
 
I have never seen ‘to misle’ used though. Has anyone?
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You mean  missile?  Nope, never seen it as a verb.

   Feathers show how old fruit is…  plumage.

2013/07/07
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There is this definition of misle as rain.

There is this misle as dupe:

Your Honor, my client was misled at every turn, and failing that, misled !

2013/07/07
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The plum’s age is told by the plum’s plumage !

Yea. But is that a biological fact ?

2013/07/09
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During the NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant could have scored his twenty-second point at the twenty second point of the first half.

2013/07/09
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RobertB said
The plum’s age is told by the plum’s plumage !
Yea. But is that a biological fact ?

With this kind of word play, facts are irrelevant.   Besides, we have already learned that facts may not be truth.

 

 

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