These are Jetfire miniature daffodils in my rock garden. Deer and moles don't eat daffodil bulbs! I've never yet gotten a really good picture of the Jetfires, because the trumpets are more orange than the camera ever makes them look. They are one of my favorites because they always have that windswept look!
Now for the answers to the Words of the Week:
Winners- The Muse got 1,2,3 and half of 4, Ratty got 1,2 and half of 4, Oh cool Betchai just entered while I'm working on this and got 1,2,3 and half of 4 for a tie with the Muse! WiseAcre gets style points for making me literally LOL.
1. RONDALLA (rhon-DAL-ya) The correct answer is b
a. The ceremony was held in the rondalla of the capitol building. This would be a rotunda
b. The Philippine rondalla featured a guitar, bass and mandolins.
c. Streptococcus rondalla threatened to close the entire elementary school. I just made this one up although the shape often appears in microbe names, (coccus = balls)
d. A geometric rondalla is a specially defined type of ellipse. I just made this one up, although a circle is a special kind of ellipse
2. XIPHIOD (ZYE-foid) The correct answer is d- it means pointed and slightly curved
a. Xiphoid is the next to the last letter of the Greek alphabet. The next to the last letter of the Greek alphabet is Xi
b. She played beautiful mountain folk music on her xiphoid. She might have played a zither
c. Xiphoid ecosystems are dry and arid. Xeric ecosystems are dry and arid
d. The horseshoe crab's tail is xiphoid in appearance. The word is most often used to describe the lower tip of the breastbone (sternum) which is curved and pointed, but this is a proper use of the word
3. NETBALL (NET-ball) The correct answer is a
a. Netball is a game similar to basketball, popular with girls in Great Britain. The game was derived from basketball, and has no backboard. It is very popular in many countries other than the US
b. Netball is what one calls out when a tennis serve hits the top of the net, but falls into the opponent's court. That would be a let serve
c. Netball is a nickname for volleyball. Sounds sensible, but I couldn't find any example of the above, probably not allowed because it would be too confusing with the real game of netball
d. Floats used on large fishing nets are called netballs. I just made this up
4. QUORN (KORN) There are two correct answers to this one. I knew one of them, but ran into the other just today. The correct answers are b and d
a. A quorn is a large conical, but curved, horn. That would be a cornucopia
b. The Quorn is a famous and historical foxhunt in Great Britain.
c. A quorn is a millstone used for grinding grain. That would be a quern
d. Quorn is a brand of vegetarian meat substitutes made from edible fungus, for example: Quorn chicken. Saw this on the menu where we ate with our friends and had to ask since it was also marked as a vegetarian item
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