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Word for the Day, FRiday, February 24, 2012 - Ruck
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Posted on 02/24/2012 5:13:35 AM PST by tioga


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”.

Ruck

Noun

    1.
      a. A multitude; a throng.
      b. The undistinguished crowd or ordinary run of persons or things.
    2. People who are followers, not leaders.
    3. Sports
      a. A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball dropped by a tackled ball carrier, with each player attempting to gain possession of the ball by kicking it to a teammate.
      b. The mass of players during such a play. Also called loose scrum.

Ruck

Verb

rucked, rucking, rucks
Verb Tr.

    To make a fold in; crease.
Verb Intr.
    To become creased.
Noun
    A crease or pucker, as in cloth.


Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)

Practice makes perfect.....post on....

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)

Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister

Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate


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A new Nike Sneaker release brought out a rowdy ruck overnight leading to the cancellation of the sale. Sneakerheads incite riots in FL mall.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 5:13:37 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and Shine, tis a snowy day here....already turning to slush. Only a two hour school delay here, I expect your homework on my desk on time despite the delay.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 5:16:08 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
FREEPERS: A rowdy ruck if there ever was one!
3 posted on 02/24/2012 5:17:02 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: tioga

Rots a’ Ruck on this thlead!
ROR!


4 posted on 02/24/2012 5:18:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Panzerlied

Hey, we’re a friendly ruck. We pick up our trash, say pleas and thank you. A+++


5 posted on 02/24/2012 5:19:00 AM PST by tioga
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To: MrB

Ruck and Roil! LOL A+++


6 posted on 02/24/2012 5:22:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

7 posted on 02/24/2012 5:25:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tioga

You really do not kick the ball to a teammate, you move it backwards with your feet on legs to the rear of the ruck, where the scrum half grabs the ball and passes out to a teammate. This starts a new phase of the attack. You have to enter a ruck from your side, or else it is a penalty. You cannot move the ball with your hands in the ruck or it a penalty to the other team.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 5:26:15 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: tioga

All Hail Obama's Ruck of Imperial Commissars, Czars,
Czarettes and Czarinos.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 5:28:17 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tioga

Everyone who has ever been in the Army or Marine Corps knows what a “ruck” is, and those aren’t the definition.

n. short for rucksack - a big a$$ heavy backpack that holds a ton of gear.

v. short for road march conducted while carrying a rucksack - a long a$$ road march while carrying a fully loaded big a$$ ruck on your back going over miles and miles of hills.

Sentence: Which *%@(#^&% genius thought it was a good idea to make us ruck in the freezing rain with our rucks filled with 80 lbs. of gear and ammo, but leaving our snivel gear in the barracks.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 5:30:30 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: mfish13

well THAT explains it all! A++


11 posted on 02/24/2012 5:32:58 AM PST by tioga
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To: Diogenesis

LOL good find! A+++


12 posted on 02/24/2012 5:34:42 AM PST by tioga
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To: cizinec

very interesting! A+++


13 posted on 02/24/2012 5:35:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

The sheeple, the lemmings, the ruck
Chose Obama, and now we are stuck
The left loves his color
The right finds him duller
Than dishwater; plus, he’s a shmuck


14 posted on 02/24/2012 5:35:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: tioga

don’t scooby doo say thuis all the time?


15 posted on 02/24/2012 5:35:41 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: tioga

Hey, who’s raising the ruckus?


16 posted on 02/24/2012 5:35:46 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LMAO A+++


17 posted on 02/24/2012 5:39:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: camle
Scooby is a scholar............who knew?
18 posted on 02/24/2012 5:44:08 AM PST by tioga
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To: camle

No, that was “Astro,” the Jetson family dog.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 5:45:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob

just the usual FRiday crowd, er ruck.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 5:46:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

We’ve got 50 degrees now and heading down. 40 mph gusts later today and snow showers. Nothing much for accumulation, but a bad day for the local Dairy Queen to pick for opening for the season!


21 posted on 02/24/2012 5:46:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

From a 30 year long, since retired, player. Also reffed. Rugby is a great game.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: tioga

In London, George decided that for today, he would have his break-time tea in the park instead of in his truck, and everyone knows that if you take the tea out of the truck, you’re left with ruck.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 5:48:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tioga

oh, good grief


24 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: blueunicorn6

LOL A++


25 posted on 02/24/2012 5:52:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

“Shmuck” is a wonderfully descriptive word, for Jew and Gentile alike. My favorite “shmuck joke”:

A woman says to her hen-pecked husband, “Harry, you are such a shmuck. If they had a contest of all the shmucks in the world, you would finish second.”

“Second? Why second?”

“’cause you’re a shmuck!”


26 posted on 02/24/2012 6:00:17 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

a great word, it beats the other four letter word that rhymes with ruck.....

;^)


27 posted on 02/24/2012 6:03:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

and that IS a great joke. LOL


28 posted on 02/24/2012 6:07:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent


29 posted on 02/24/2012 6:14:27 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Ever been to the rodeo? I’ll be in Houston next week and I think we’re planning to go one night.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 6:22:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I have not been to the Houston rodeo but I think it is a well done event. I’m sure you will have a good time.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:12 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: MrB; tioga

Ruck row! /scooby accent 8<)


32 posted on 02/24/2012 6:39:20 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Schmuck alert!


33 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:24 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cizinec

Which *%@(#^&% genius thought it was a good idea to make us ruck in the freezing rain with our rucks filled with 80 lbs. of gear and ammo, but leaving our snivel gear in the barracks.

Answer: some REMR (rear-echelon mother rucker)


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:22:00 AM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: jagusafr

You just made my day.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 8:33:02 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; xsmommy

I think I'm speechless.

36 posted on 02/24/2012 8:35:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Probably best to refrain from the —Nantucket—ruck it—..... approach today ;-)


37 posted on 02/24/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by mikrofon (Limeruck)
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To: tioga

Home for lunch and printing invoices-

Has anyone ever noticed
How trying times bring out
Earthwatchers in Birkenstocks
To lecture us and to shout

At the average ruck of people
To shut up-just stop the raving
As the price of meat goes up
Think of the cows you’re saving

If the price of gas is too high
And the cost of a Volt above you
Put on boots and start walking-
And Al Gore will surely love you...


38 posted on 02/24/2012 9:43:18 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

39 posted on 02/24/2012 10:41:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

algore......LOL drank too much ice tea, invented the internet, inspiration for love story, globull warming guru, VP, what an achiever.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 12:50:15 PM PST by tioga
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To: Texan5

oops. A+++


41 posted on 02/24/2012 12:51:07 PM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

The ad rem of the event boils down to the ruck showing up for breakfast and then someone shouted they had run out of bacon. The crowd wasn’t interested in the gallimaufry of breakfast items if there was no bacon. Thus the cacography on the walls included food from the food fight that ensued. The tenebrific zeitgeist was rowdy with food flying everywhere. The panjandrum who started it all was smiling as he sat in detention that night. He got a minatory lecture from the principal who exuviated the BS and came up with the idoneous punishment. The culprit had spent the day scrubbing down the cafeteria. The principal, a funambulist, was fairly pedant about the cleanup. The cafeteria was now spotless. Till they run out of bacon again.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 1:06:13 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

The ad rem elements of the event.....blah, blah.....


43 posted on 02/24/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Translation for dogs, er men:

Blah blah blah bacon. Blah blah blah blah bacon blah. Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah. Blah blah bacon.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 1:14:33 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Bacon, bacon, bacon.
45 posted on 02/24/2012 1:21:58 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Thank you!


46 posted on 02/24/2012 1:30:08 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

While walkiung in the woods collecting wood, I was checking out the various animal tracks, watching for the cougar’s. I came across some of the biggest deer tracks I’ve ever seen outside of mule deer country (we only have white tails here)-they came within less than a foot of some normal sized white tail tracks, and they were half again as big.

Sometimes, where there are exotic game ranches nearby, you will find tracks of sika, fallow, red and other imported large deer species, and yes, mule deer too-but there are no such ranches within at least 10 miles that I know of, and the nearest native mulies are a few hundred miles away in west Texas so that is really weird.

I found the cougar’s fresh tracks, as usual at the top of the next hill, leading into the deepest part of the woods above the rockfall (and the dumpsters at the park)-no sign of a victim being killed or dragged away this time, though...


47 posted on 02/24/2012 2:31:49 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

While walking in the woods collecting wood, I was checking out the various animal tracks, watching for the cougar’s. I came across some of the biggest deer tracks I’ve ever seen outside of mule deer country (we only have white tails here)-they came within less than a foot of some normal sized white tail tracks, and they were half again as big.

Sometimes, where there are exotic game ranches nearby, you will find tracks of sika, fallow, red and other imported large deer species, and yes, mule deer too-but there are no such ranches within at least 10 miles that I know of, and the nearest native mulies are a few hundred miles away in west Texas so that is really weird.

I found the cougar’s fresh tracks, as usual at the top of the next hill, leading into the deepest part of the woods above the rockfall (and the dumpsters at the park)-no sign of a victim being killed or dragged away this time, though...


48 posted on 02/24/2012 2:37:10 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Gee, I have no idea what kind of dear we have around here. And I wouldn’t know a cougar print at all. I feel like a true city girl.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:57 PM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; Texan5
Another Kennedy Arrested...this one for taking his newborn off the maternity floor for a walk in January? Assaults two nurses? Hmm. Had to be drinking, isn't that the Kennedy norm?
50 posted on 02/25/2012 5:43:25 AM PST by tioga
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