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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I've had so many mobile phones I never keep track of each of their settings

    Think this was the mobile which had about 9 pending. I ticked the do all box

    Currently down to 4 mobiles and if I can get around to taking off all the stuff from the one with the swollen battery will have that one to give away

    Looking to buy a 7.2" 5G phone, see photo but only if can buy here, not send away for

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    Price here about $130, and don't think this model available in Australia

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    when i hear "phone"
    I still think of that thing with a dial hanging on the wall in the kitchen....................

    "mobile" cures that.
     
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    Goon

    noun

    INFORMAL

    plural noun: goons
    1.
    a silly, foolish, or eccentric person.
    2.
    NORTH AMERICAN
    a violent, aggressive person who is hired to intimidate or harm people
    "a squad of goons waving pistols"

    Definitions from Oxford Languages

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    Conflation = merging
     
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    Stint
    verb
    1. supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something).
      "stowage room hasn't been stinted"
    noun


    1. 1.
      a person's fixed or allotted period of work.
      "his varied career included a stint as a magician"




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      stretch
      period
      time
      run
      session
      term
      shift
      tour of duty
      watch
    2. limitationof supply or effort.
    3. a collector with an eye for quality and the means to indulge it without stint"
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    Plethora

    noun

    1.
    a large or excessive amount of (something).

    "a plethora of committees and subcommittees"

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    excess
    abundance
    overabundance
    superfluity
    surfeit
    profusion
    more than enough
    too many
    too much
    enough and to spare
    superabundance
    surplus
    glut
    flood
    torrent
    deluge
    embarrassment
    nimiety

    Opposite:

    dearth
    lack

    2.
    MEDICINE

    an excess of a bodily fluid, particularly blood.

    Definitions from Oxford Languages

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  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting that Michael. It means a lot.
     
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    lot

    That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune;

    "A simple twist of fate"
    B Dylan
     
  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    eruv

    noun JUDAISM

    plural noun: eruvs

    an urban area enclosed by a wire boundary which symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.

    Definitions from Oxford Languages

    A intriguing work around

    A sample in Britain

    Eruvs

    Eruvs in Britain

    Britain's first, and biggest, eruv was created in February 2003. The eruv has a boundary 11 miles long and encloses an area of 6.5 square miles. It covers Hendon, Golders Green and Hampstead Garden Suburb, together with parts of Childs Hill, Cricklewood, East Finchley, Finchley and Mill Hill.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/reli...s in Britain,Finchley, Finchley and Mill Hill.

    List of places with Eruvs - includes some in Australia

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_with_eruvin

    What happened to seperation church/state?

    Why are various levels of government allowing a religious work around (assisting a religion to cheat on itself) to be implemented?

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    monstrance

    noun

    (in the Roman Catholic Church) an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration.

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    vac·cine

    noun

    noun: vaccine; plural noun: vaccines
    a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
    "there is no vaccine against the virus"

    COMPUTING

    a program designed to detect computer viruses and inactivate them.

    Origin

    late 18th century: from Latin vaccinus, from vacca ‘cow’ (because of the early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox).

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    anamorphic

    adjective
    1. denoting or relating to a distorted projection or drawing that appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens.
      "an anamorphic widescreen image"
    Definitions from Oxford Languages

    At about the 7 minutes mark but the whole video is good



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    I always liked this one:

     
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    embuggerance

    Definition extracted from

    en.wiktionary.org

    English

    Etymology

    em- +‎ bugger +‎ -ance

    Noun

    embuggerance (plural embuggerances)

    (Britain, military, slang) Any obstacle (natural or artificial) that gets in the way of progress.

    1993, Andy McNab, Bravo Two Zero, from 2008 reprint, →ISBN, pages 27 and 80:

    It didn’t matter for them, the course was just a three-week embuggerance and then they’d go home for tea and medals.

    We were sleeping with most of our kit on anyway, but it was a major embuggerance to have to pull on your boots, flak jacket and helmet and leg it down to the slit trenches.

    2003, Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment:

    Jackrum stared at him blankly for a moment, and then said: ‘Well, now … it looks like what we have here is an embuggerance which, my lads of the Cheesemongers, is defined as an obstruction in the way of progress. I propose to deal with it in this wise!’

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    inculcate

    verb

    past tense: inculcated; past participle: inculcated

    instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction.

    "the failures of the churches to inculcate a sense of moral responsibility"

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    instil
    implant
    fix
    ingrain
    infuse
    impress
    imprint
    introduce
    engender
    produce
    generate
    induce
    inspire
    promote
    foster
    hammer into
    drum into
    drive into
    drill into
    din into
    imbue
    brainwash
    indoctrinate
    teach
    teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by persistent instruction.
    "they will try to inculcate you with a respect for culture"

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    indoctrinate

    teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.

    "broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses"

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    propagandize
    proselytize
    inculcate
    re-educate
    persuade
    convince
    condition
    discipline
    mold
    instruct
    teach
    school
    drill
    ground

    ARCHAIC

    teach or instruct (someone).

    "he indoctrinated them in systematic theology"

    Definitions from Oxford Languages

    Seem very close

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