Note that this DRAIN assembly does not have a gas trap and may not meet building code requirements in your jurisdiction.



Having the shape or form of a helix; spiral.


A spiral will typically diminish in arc size while a helix generally maintains a consistent diameter. Made of metal, both are considered to be springs.


I sing your praises!

I wish you a successful run as an instance admin. Be sure to moderate kindly and also moderate your own effort to keep the experience positive.

Be sure to get enough rest!

Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW/DM to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: court

This tablet is BREAKABLE.

Here, let me prove it to you...


Bob made his campfire too big and his marshmallow stick too short.

He SCORCHED not only the marshmallows but his sleeve as well.


Smelling extremely unpleasant.

Late 17th century: from Latin olidus ‘smelling’, from olere ‘to smell’.


Olive's olid cheese is served in its own room with an airlock from a decommissioned spacecraft instead of a normal door.


North American
A private detective.

1920s: of unknown origin.


Aloysius is attempting to channel Sam Spade, the fictional famous shamus. He's pretty good when the clues are clearly labeled.

It will probably be best if both of these BOTTLES are kept closed.


1 another term for log (sense 2 of the noun)
1.1 British - another term for registration document


This place serves me as a logbook of the words I've known at least long enough to write them down here.

Aloysius has been working hard at Tin Gym for two days. He was WEAK on the 15th.

He actually isn't strong after two days, but some of his muscles have become SWOLLEN and he is very proud.


mass noun
The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.

Middle English: from Old French ypocrisie, via ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek hupokrisis ‘acting of a theatrical part’, from hupokrinesthai ‘play a part, pretend’, from hupo ‘under’ + krinein ‘decide, judge’.


I generally avoid hypocrisy by lowering my standards every day.


Hey, cool.

I am always looking for new-to-me authors and the ebook delivery system works great. I have no Kindle, but read many books on my Nook. It needs EPUB format instead of Mobi, of course.

I understand Amazon's effort to get us all to follow their lead, but I just don''t want to deal with two ebook formats.

Thank you for following, too.
As you will note, my "authorship" is less prose than rhyme. Still I love words in all forms.

(US nevus)

A birthmark or a mole on the skin, especially a birthmark in the form of a raised red patch.

Mid 19th century: from Latin.

Through the years, dermatologists have examined, photographed and occasionally excised dysplastic nevi from my back following the 1980 removal of a melanoma.

[In the US the pronunciation (by my doctors) is nee-vus.]


A lighthouse or beacon to guide ships at sea.

Late Middle English: from Latin pharus, from Greek pharos (see Pharos).


To be fair, the phare fared only fairly well at its job. There were scores of shipwrecks dashed on the rocky point.

Unlike the Disney Mouse (strong in copyright) - the Runeman Mouse is WEAK (in copyright, while strong in social value...should it be wanted)

released to the public domain


Good luck with photo post processing...

...and, if needed, post processing of photos.


I was right...too presumptive.

Glad I tried, though.

Thanks for your work on this project and good luck. I am sure you will find someone with the necessary sculpting 3D abilities.

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