Category Archives: Dulltown

Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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18th c. copy and paste…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: frosty, ornithic, irenic, chaffing, azygous, lateritious, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve always warmed to artists with funny names – László Moholy-Nagy, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Richard Dadd, Pauline Boty, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, … Continue reading

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Just two people at a cafe table…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Fusil – an elongated lozenge. (Fusil) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, one day in the middle of last week, I was sitting at my favourite cafe table, teapot, cup, and small chocolate enticement to the … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a distant church bell in the quiet of a snowy Sunday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 375. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is, the one appearing as a leonine dwarf, the god Bes. His associations are childbirth and the household. (Bes) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, she looked a real full blossom.’ ‘I’m thinking of a pound … Continue reading

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Well, I didn’t think that I’d ever…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, fogash, grivet, pistareen, tuppence, mvule, and zumbooruk. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unzip the two outer flaps and nonchalantly flick them back; slip a wooden metre rule inside and jiggle it about to free up any residual stickiness in the fabric; using the two … Continue reading

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