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Words! Words! Words! Quiz.

What does is all mean? A quiz in which you find the correct definition of words of varying degrees of obscurity. Do I make myself clear? 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is a bittern?

  • A booming bird
  • A folk song
  • A freshwater fish
  • A Scottish dance

2

What is the little, metal cap on the end of an umbrella called?

  • A minule
  • A bijoule
  • A ferrule
  • A pastule

3

Where are the Islets of Langerhans?

  • Off the East Coast of Scotland
  • In the pancreas
  • Off the West Coast of Ireland
  • In the liver

4

What is a martingale?

  • A booming bird
  • Horse equipment
  • A four part madrigal
  • An embroidery stitch

5

Which of the following is a ballet move?

  • de Gachet
  • Entrechat
  • Pinochet
  • Chachette

6

Where on the human face is the filtrum situated?

  • Between the nose and the upper Lip
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Between the nostrils
  • Between the lower lip and the chin

7

What does penultimate mean?

  • Last but one
  • Soon to be last
  • In the last few
  • Last in the final

8

'Alone together', 'open secret' and 'seriously funny' are all examples of what?

  • A spoonerism
  • A metaphor
  • A tautology
  • An oxymoron

9

What is obsidian?

  • Non biodegradable wood
  • Volcanic glass
  • Powder made from ground seashells
  • Substance added to clarify wine

10

What is a mashie?

  • A type of potato bred for mashing
  • A new recruit in the RAF
  • An obsolete type of golf club
  • A squashy plastic toy

 

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