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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
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jul 21, 2014
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Meanings
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Baby bird's noise
To look furtively
Wooden shoe
To block or congest
To make a
spastic movement
Inconsiderate person
Finger or toe
Numeral
Large amount of money
Good luck
Mathematical operation
Group of about
10,000 troops
Part of a tree
Dog's noise
Severe; grim
The rear of a boat
To extinguish a candle
Chewing tobacco
State of inactivity
Remainder
Meanings
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British sport
Type of insect
To slap
Slang for heroin
Gulf
A reddish-brown
color in horses
Ghost
Liquor
Group of ships
Swift
Periodical
Place for storing
ammunition
Set of stairs
Air journey
To trim a bush
Dried plum
Hasty
Skin irritation
To polish
Very muscular
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level 71
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 61
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 45
Dec 1, 2014
America has what's called "moist snuff" or "dipping tobacco" which is for putting in the mouth, but it's neither chewing tobacco nor actual snuff. Chewing tobacco is quite different.
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level 71
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 72
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 33
Sep 7, 2014
If you look at some cans of chewing tobacco, it says on it "snuff"
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level 68
Nov 29, 2014
the stuff in the cans is snuff...not chewing tobacco...chewing tobacco comes in pouches
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level 77
Oct 21, 2014
For the good luck and large amount of money clue, windfall can work as well.
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level 46
Nov 5, 2014
I tried windfall too.
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level 47
Nov 29, 2014
Me too.......
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level 55
Jul 11, 2017
Same.
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level 5
Nov 29, 2014
Peep is a kind of candy; little birds tweet, chirp, or twitter. A magazine is not a place for storing, but an object for loading. A remainder is not rest, it is The rest (in the loosest terms I can use). That is all.
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level 68
Feb 22, 2016
Wrong, wrong and wrong
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level 72
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 66
Nov 29, 2014
I did the same thing.
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level 56
May 14, 2015
Ditto
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level 61
Jul 10, 2017
Same here.
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level 65
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 22
Nov 29, 2014
Should really change the wording of "To make a spastic movement", because "spastic" can be seen as an offensive word to some people.
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level 61
Nov 29, 2014
My objection to 'spastic' is it made me think only of an involuntary movement, which I could only think meant 'twitch'. Whereas a jerk is a deliberate movement.
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level 70
Nov 29, 2014
to who?
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level 56
May 16, 2015
"Spastic" is only derogatory if used as a term for a person (e.g., "he's being spastic; he's such a spazz"). "Spastic," in medical terminology, means "muscle spasm." There's nothing wrong with it when used correctly.
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
Spastic is only offensive to jerks.
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level 47
Nov 29, 2014
Got 19/20. Guess it's good that I didn't know "slang for heroin".......
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level 47
Apr 12, 2017
same
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level 70
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 59
Nov 29, 2014
Ah, my innocence - 18/20, missing liquor & heroin!
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level 48
Nov 30, 2014
The two definitions of fortune are not homonyms - they are the same thing. If you have acquired a large amount of money then you have had good luck or been fortunate. A large amount of money is simply an example of good fortune.
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level 70
Nov 30, 2015
Actually, it's right. You can say "I have inherited a fortune". (Or you can wish that you could say it, anyway.)
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level 28
Nov 30, 2014
I got a bunch of them wrong because every time it said "noise" I read it as "nose" XD
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level 66
Dec 2, 2014
I did that too. :( :P
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level 48
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 62
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 69
Jan 18, 2016
Great quiz, thanks
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level 60
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 74
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 68
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 68
Jul 11, 2017
'Cos it was invented in Britain ... or Belgium, perhaps
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level 66
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 68
Jul 11, 2017
Never heard of a chick going "peep" ... but is that where "not hearing a peep" comes from?
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