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  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    "Prow" can also be replaced with "bow", which cannot be replaced with "bough", which cannot be replaced with"buff" or "bow" and "arrow", which cannot be replaced with "arrough", but can be partly used as "rough" which cannot be replaced with "ruff"......argghhh.......cough.......

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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    kenopsia

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    long ago, the nsa took over one wing of one of the 5 - 3 story buildings in site r.
    They filled it with tape machines recording calls---then more of them came, then more of them came-- a real hubub of activity---all those machines running and people comparing notes--they could not process the recordings, and would generate more in a day than they could process in a month----after a few weeks, they gave up and left----after that, the room was eerily silent all those now quiet machines, and no people, and the room lit only with the emergency lights

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  5. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    moniker = name

    Why moniker?
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Why is a name called a moniker?
    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/moniker
     
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    eg:
    sculptor, Write4U, Saint
    are all monikers
     
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  9. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, a right bunch of monikers.
     
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  10. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    The Big Cheese

    https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/big cheese

    "
    The big cheese is the person who holds the most power in any situation. If you overhear someone at work describe you as "the big cheese," it means that he thinks of you as the most important person in the office.
    You might also call someone important the head honcho or the top dog. The idiomatic phrase big cheese comes from a definition of cheese that comes from Urdu, in which chiz means "a thing." The British colonization of India brought English speakers and Urdu speakers together, and one result was the phrase "the real chiz" to mean "a big thing or event." This evolved over time into big cheese"

    ...and I assumed it might refer to a particular odour

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  11. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    no stone unturned means what?
     
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