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Homonyms Quiz #7

We give you a pair of definitions. You guess the homonym.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings.
Includes both true and polysemous homonyms
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First submittedJuly 21, 2014
Last updatedJuly 21, 2014
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Meanings
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Baby bird's noise
To look furtively
Peep
Wooden shoe
To block or congest
Clog
To make a
spastic movement
Inconsiderate person
Jerk
Finger or toe
Numeral
Digit
Large amount of money
Good luck
Fortune
Mathematical operation
Group of about
10,000 troops
Division
Part of a tree
Dog's noise
Bark
Severe; grim
The rear of a boat
Stern
To extinguish a candle
Chewing tobacco
Snuff
State of inactivity
Remainder
Rest
Meanings
Answer
British sport
Type of insect
Cricket
To slap
Slang for heroin
Smack
Gulf
A reddish-brown
color in horses
Bay
Ghost
Liquor
Spirit
Group of ships
Swift
Fleet
Periodical
Place for storing
ammunition
Magazine
Set of stairs
Air journey
Flight
To trim a bush
Dried plum
Prune
Hasty
Skin irritation
Rash
To polish
Very muscular
Buff
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level 69
Jul 30, 2014
Good quiz, but snuff is a sniffing tobacco, not a chewing tobacco. Also, a reddish-brown horse may also be sorrel or chestnut. To be a bay horse it must also have a black mane, tail, lower legs and ear edges.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2014
Snuff is what they call chewing tobacco in America, where as far as I know nobody does the sniffing tobacco thing (if it ain't coke, it ain't worth sniffin'!)
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level 69
Dec 1, 2014
I don't blame you for not doing the sniffing thing, it's vile. Unlike the smoking thing, of course, which is divine...
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level 56
Sep 6, 2014
Agreed. You can't chew snuff and you can't sniff chewing tobacco. They are two very different products.
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level 76
Nov 29, 2014
Snuff and chewing tobacco are both forms of smokeless tobacco. Most snuff users that I know (disgusting habit!) choose the moist snuff used for "dipping" in which a pinch is placed between the lip and gums. In my region of the mid-south US, users refer to moist snuff as "chew" even though it is actually snuff.
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level 83
Oct 21, 2014
For the good luck and large amount of money clue, windfall can work as well.
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level 49
Nov 5, 2014
I tried windfall too.
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level 45
Nov 29, 2014
Me too.......
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level 62
Jul 11, 2017
Same.
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level 76
Nov 29, 2014
I was trying for the longest time to figure out what other words could be used for a baby bird's nose, - beak, bill, etc. Finally I reread the clue and figured out it said noise, not nose. Face smack.
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level 69
Nov 29, 2014
I did the same thing.
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level 59
May 14, 2015
Ditto
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level 68
Jul 10, 2017
Same here.
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level 68
Jul 10, 2017
I did this on the dog clue and thought that "elephant"would have been a more accurate clue for "trunk"!
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level 61
Jul 31, 2019
why more accurate?
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level 45
Nov 29, 2014
Got 19/20. Guess it's good that I didn't know "slang for heroin".......
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level 48
Apr 12, 2017
same
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level 35
Jun 18, 2019
It means you've missed out on a fantastic movie! When you get the chance check out Trainspotting (1996).
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level 77
Nov 29, 2014
Fortune could be bad luck as well as good. A better clue would just be "luck." Even though fortunate means to have good luck not bad luck, but so does lucky.
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level 60
Nov 29, 2014
Ah, my innocence - 18/20, missing liquor & heroin!
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level 62
Nov 30, 2014
I tried chestnut for the bay clue. Bay horses can be a reddish brown, but not all the time. They also have black manes, tails, lower legs, and ear tips.
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level 67
Jul 10, 2017
Yes. As the former owner of a beautiful bay horse, I never would have thought that "bay" was the answer to that question since bays also have black manes, tails and socks.
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level 75
Jan 18, 2016
Great quiz, thanks
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level 58
Apr 18, 2016
Since when is cricket 'a British sport', implying that only Brits play it? Just because Americans don't play it, please don't forget that many countries across the world love cricket.
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level ∞
Jul 29, 2016
It's pretty much confined to the British commonwealth.
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level 78
Jul 10, 2017
But it's no longer the British Commonwealth - it's now known as the Commonwealth of Nations.
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level 73
Jan 25, 2017
I expect you would agree that basketball is an American sport even though other countries play it?
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level 72
Jul 11, 2017
'Cos it was invented in Britain ... or Belgium, perhaps
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level 71
Jul 10, 2017
I was going to complain that the two uses of magazine were not really homonyms, because one ("periodical") was derived from the other ("storehouse"). But then I reread your comments under the title and learned a new word; "polysemous." Something to teach my parrot.
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level 72
Jul 11, 2017
Never heard of a chick going "peep" ... but is that where "not hearing a peep" comes from?
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