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Old 07-02-2015, 07:53 PM
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"Enough shovels of earth - a mountain. Enough pails of water - a river. "
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:45 AM
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ooh, Montyb, that's just wrong! I'm sorry you had to experience that. Try to have a good day anyway.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:47 AM
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It's going to be a great day; I'm playing golf today with my son.
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:48 AM
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"Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame."
— Alexander Pope

Average time 330 seconds. I took about 233.

"No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving. "
— Lord Byron

Average time 260 seconds, my time 223.

Oh my goodness, two in a row! I think it's time for a coffee break!

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Old 07-14-2015, 07:00 PM
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I just got a proverb: "He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock. "
It didn't even say it was Scottish!
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:18 PM
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That proverb is a real bugbear to solve unless u've a wee bit o' the Scots yearself! The first time I solved it, it went immediately into my "list".
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:50 PM
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That's impressive, Marnita. I don't believe I would have been able to solve that one!
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:01 PM
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i've solved that one once--i recognized it by the word rudder and someone had just mentioned it in chat or forum--i still had to look it up, though. i'm sure i've NOT solved it plenty of times!
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:41 PM
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I haven't had "rudder maun" in a long time. Had kind of hoped it had been removed. That one has been around for at least five years, probably more.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:38 PM
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"Who to himself is law, no law doth need." Arthur Chapman

just looking at it, it doesn't look so difficult...but it was!
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