Weekend Trivia - Saturday

thinman(Z5 MI)April 9, 2011

Good morning, dear cottagers. We are having actual spring right now in northern Michigan. Finally. Yee-ha! Hope you are having it too.

Here is a vocabulary question for you. What eight letter word means a device that keeps a mechanical part from sliding off a shaft and also means a crucial person?

Will I stump you today?

ThinMan

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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Spring here too, TM. Love it. Rain tomorrow and Monday (my days off!) but very mild.
I know this one, but would have failed the spelling bee, cause I would have made it two words. Not stumped today like I was last weekend!!

Nancy.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:01AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hmmmmmmmmmmm, have to think about this one.

Annette

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:20AM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

You bring up a good point, Nancy, and you aren't wrong. Sometimes this is spelled as two words. Also, it can be spelled with a y.

TM

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 12:00PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Oh, yippee-glad Spring has sprung for you!

Also, yippee-I know this one! Well, I think I do. Didn't know it could be spelled with a 'y', though.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 12:21PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

I have always spelled it with a 'y' - I wonder if that is another one of those Canadian/American things?? Like TV directors, Annette??

Nancy.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 6:58PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Uurrgghhhh!!! I just can't get in the groove today. I know, I know, when the answer is revealed I'm going give myself a slap on the head.

Annette

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 8:43PM
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greylady_gardener

so I have been pondering this all day and came back hoping for a really obvious clue :)
hmm is the "Canadian thing/TV directors" a clue? If it is I still don't get it. *sigh* :(

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 8:52PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Nancy, I am not sure, could be.

Annette, I think there is a clue there, although his stuff is a little creepy-did you ever watch Twin Peaks?

I am thrilled that I was able to pin it down today after my abysmal showing last weekend.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 9:42PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

lol - Cyn. GL - not Cdn., but TV directors, though. Annette, your DH would know this in a heartbeat(not a clue, an out and out give)..

Nancy.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:22PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Like Annette, I am sure I should know this one but it escapes me tonight. I'm pretty sure I know the last part of it but can't think of the first part. I can see one in my mind. I watched all of Twin Peaks but all I remember is the dwarf and think the director's first name was... David?

Ha, ha, I just remembered and now I've got it all. I don't recognize it with the y.

Annette, think old westerns.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:40PM
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greylady_gardener

oh! haha I finally pinned it down also! :)

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:51PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Yes, the word is linchpin or lynchpin. Modern ones have a clever circular part that snaps up or down. When it's down, it goes around the end of a shaft to hold the pin in place. I looked all over trying to find a good picture of one in use, but no luck. It's raining today or I'd run out and get a picture of one on my tractor.

for Nancy, Cynthia, Bobbie, and Greylady. Sorry, Annette. I guess it wasn't your day.

TM

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 10:20AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Well you can't win them all LOL. Even with all the hints, thanks guys, I wouldn't have got it. Linchpin is a new one on me. Now on to today's trivia maybe I'll have better luck.

Annette

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 11:02AM
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