Jan. 3rd, 2017 01:41 pm
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i: Who was ’alted by ’is coffin?
ii: What does She know, with unfailing instincts?
iii: In what does “everywhere” appear to mean everything?
iv: What struggled with a cargo of rails from Sunderland to Bilbao?
v: Which two Amazonian creatures’ capacity to curl and swim are compared?
vi: What forces me to lie all day, disturbed by noisy traffic, in a narrow garden?
vii: Which sometime Simla resident was flattered by a depraved journalist?
viii: What warn maritime traffic of Weser, Forth and Humber?
ix: Who is the image of an organ-grinder’s monkey?
x: Who preached to a donkey and a bullock?

The Kipling-themed set (which we could do MUCH BETTER AT)
ii: is the FEMALE OF THE SPECIES (="more deadly than the male") from the poem of the same name (googled by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)
iii: is the latin word “Ubique”, which is the motto of the Royal Artillery and the title of a Kipling poem (googled by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)
v: is STICKLY-PRICKLY HEDGHOG and SLOW-SOLID TORTOISE in “The Beginning of the Armadillos”, from The Just-So Stories (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
vi: is the ship the BOLIVAR, from the poem The Ballad of the ‘Bolivar’ (googled by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
x: is the priest EDDI, at the Chapel at Manhood End, in the poem Eddi’s Service (known by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)

Date: 2017-01-03 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
kipling klaxon for v: stickly-prickly hedgehog and slow-solid tortoise in "the making of the armadillos"

(there's a good chance everything else is also from kipling)

Date: 2017-01-03 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
It is all Kipling, I'm sure. X is Eddi, of Manhood End.

Date: 2017-01-05 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iii: is the ship the Bolivar, from the poem The Ballad of the 'Bolivar' (googled, expecting it to be something else by kipling)

Date: 2017-01-07 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
Thanks to Google:

2: "the female of her species is more deadly than the male"

3: 'Ubique", motto of the Royal Artillery, and title of a Kipling poem.

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