Round 3213 LOTIUM Defs - Vote Now!

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Tim Lodge

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Dec 2, 2021, 5:32:52 AM12/2/21
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Here we have 13 defs of the word LOTIUM, only one of which comes from my dictionary.  Please vote for your two favourites by public reply to this message before the deadline, which is:

        21:00 UTC/GMT on Friday 3rd December in London
        22:00 CET in France and the Netherlands
         4:00 PM EDT in New York   
         1:00 PM PDT in California
        10:00 NZST on Thursady 25th in New Zealand


New players are welcome - just don't look up the word until after you've voted.

--  Tim L

 *** LOTIUM ***

 1.     Ennui.
 2.     An undressing room in a Roman bathhouse.
 3.     The topmost molding of a classical cornice.
 4.     Stale urine used by barbers as a hair lotion.
 5.     Early painkiller derived from the opium poppy. 
 6.     Metallic deposits often causing imperfections in gemstones like jade.
 7.     A base metal made from lead, nickel and zinc, used as a flux in soldering.
 8.     A Roman herbal poultice used for cosmetic and medical purposes; poss. origin of modern Lotion
 9.     (Bacteriol.) A culture made by inoculating a solid medium, as gelatin, with the puncture of a needle or wire.
10.     Human urine used as a mordant to set colours in tweed cloth and make them fast and not run if the tweed gets wet.
11.     Medicine. Now rare. The act of stretching (extending the limbs and neck), as a manifestation of weariness, a sign of disease, etc. In later use also: yawning.
12.     One of the new elements added to the periodic table in 2016, atomic number 114. Lotium is a highly radioactive metal, of which only a few atoms have ever been made.
13.     The supposed psychotropic component of the (not botanically identified) plant consumed by the lotus-eaters of Greek mythology and later writers (e.g., Tennyson), which leads them into sleep and apathy.


Paul Keating

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Dec 2, 2021, 5:44:45 AM12/2/21
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5 & 13 as being similar. The other similar pair (4 & 10) lacks appeal.

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Ann Druce

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Dec 2, 2021, 6:05:35 AM12/2/21
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2 and 3

 

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Johnb - co.uk

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Dec 2, 2021, 6:53:40 AM12/2/21
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#2 and #7 for me please

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Debbie Embler

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Dec 2, 2021, 7:52:08 AM12/2/21
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Wow!  Such definitions this time! I will try #2 and 6.  Thanks! 



Judy Madnick

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Dec 2, 2021, 10:02:09 AM12/2/21
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I'll go with 4 and 10 (gross as they may be!).
 
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France International/Mike Shefler

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Dec 2, 2021, 11:02:50 AM12/2/21
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I'll go with 1 and 2.

Tim B

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Dec 2, 2021, 1:07:00 PM12/2/21
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2 and 8, please.

Best wishes,
Tim Bourne.

Efrem G Mallach

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Dec 2, 2021, 10:42:57 PM12/2/21
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2 and 10, because I eliminated all the others first - though these are no more plausible than they were.

Efrem

On Dec 2, 2021, at 5:32 AM, Tim Lodge <d...@timlodge.co.uk> wrote:

Here we have 13 defs of the word LOTIUM, only one of which comes from my dictionary.  Please vote for your two favourites by public reply to this message before the deadline, which is:

        21:00 UTC/GMT on Friday 3rd December in London
        22:00 CET in France and the Netherlands
         4:00 PM EDT in New York   
         1:00 PM PDT in California
        10:00 NZST on Thursady 25th in New Zealand


New players are welcome - just don't look up the word until after you've voted.

--  Tim L

 *** LOTIUM ***

 2.     An undressing room in a Roman bathhouse.

nancygoat

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Dec 3, 2021, 12:38:49 AM12/3/21
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3 and 7 for me.
Nancy

Daniel B Widdis

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Dec 3, 2021, 1:00:45 AM12/3/21
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11 and 13 because I’m tired and I just don’t care.

 

Shani Naylor

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Dec 3, 2021, 2:20:04 AM12/3/21
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I'll avoid the crowd and vote 1 & 11
 1.     Ennui.

11.     Medicine. Now rare. The act of stretching (extending the limbs and neck), as a manifestation of weariness, a sign of disease, etc. In later use also: yawning.

ALAN MALLACH

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Dec 3, 2021, 8:02:49 AM12/3/21
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I'll try the metals, 6 and 7
Alan
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