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Advance warning of a winter quiz

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Re: Advance warning of a winter quiz

Post  Laikipia on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:38 pm

Well the term hoodwinked (as I know from my 3 charity searches this morning) as below

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hoodwink [ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk]
vb (tr)
1. to dupe; trick
2. Obsolete to cover or hide
[originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold]
hoodwinker n


birds of prey wear a hood ................. so What a Face

and now I have used Easysearch to find the real meaning - so although a cheat Embarassed it's in a good cause WS

To have been hoodwinked means to have been put at a disadvantage.

The term “hoodwinked” derives from early children’s games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Blind Man’s Bluff, where someone was either blindfolded or hooded and required to complete a task without being able to see.

Muggers also employed the hood to blind and rob innocent victims on the street.

Wink was really a half-wink, a reference to the blind point when the eye is covered by the lid.

We say that someone tricked has been “hoodwinked”.


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Post  tigerburnie on Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:10 pm




This was Rusty,my Saker,this was taken in 1986,the hairs a bit greyer now.

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:38 pm

Fantastic Photo TB. It really must have given you a thrill everytime you flew Rusty. I know the feeling about Grey Hair. The only advantage I have is there's not much of it to show grey now
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:43 pm

[quote="Laikipia"]

birds of prey wear a hood ................. so What a Face

and now I have used Easysearch to find the real meaning - so although a cheat Embarassed it's in a good cause WS

Spot on Lai well done. It's not cheating it's called learning, next time it's asked by someone as a nature question you'll look very clever when you know the answer, and you are because you took the trouble to find out

Now then the other part of the question where does under the thumb come from. There's a clue in the last photo.

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:04 pm

Thanks WS - it's good to learn something new each day :study:

Part 2 - this must be one for SM and TT being the raptor experts/lovers ...............

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:07 pm

Your not actualy very far away from the answer, with your first answer
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Looks like everyone has given up on this one. I saw this on Country File, they were interviewing a Falconer, who had his Birds guarding a watercress field. He asked the two questions. He said Hoodwinked came from the Hood on Raptors, and Under the thumb, was how the jesses are trapped between the thumb, and finger to stop the Bird flying away
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Post  tigerburnie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:18 pm

I was just looking through my falconry book looking for some more old sayings that are still in every day use when I stubbled upon this.........."Ouadi"......(dried up river bed),now how good is that for a scrabble word. Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:13 pm

Nice one TB, I'll put that in the memory bank
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:19 am

Sorry about that WS - I attempted the first one 'hoodwinked' and then passed 'under the thumb' over to TT and SM Laughing poor excuse I know but otherwise I would have had to use Easysearch again!

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