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Hello – BIG November 2015


Christine Lovatt

Shakespeare was the first to use beetle as a verb. In Hamlet he writes, “the cliff that beetles o’er his base into the sea”. Here beetles means that it hangs over – like a shaggy eyebrow?

Beetle-browed means having shaggy overhanging eyebrows, which is odd considering that
beetles don’t have eyebrows but big horns.

To beetle about or to beetle off means to make one’s way hurriedly, after the way beetles scuttle about.

Beetle-crushers are large boots, as you might guess.

The word beetle comes from the Old English bitela ‘little biter’ [more…]

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My Cup Of Tea

This means something one finds pleasing though it’s more often heard in the negative – but that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Tea is, or most certainly was, the national beverage of Britain and it [more…]

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26 11, 2015

VARIETY PUZZLES Winners (Issue 79)

Sol: Internet
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Frances Waghorn, Russell Island Qld.

Sol: John Cleese
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Judith Simon, Merewether NSW.

Sol: Delectable
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24 11, 2015


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3 11, 2015

UK BIG Winners (Issue 275)

Cashwords winners will be drawn after 23 November 2015

Pamela Baxter, North Walsham.

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