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vladimir3722

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What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:59:20 AM »
Hello all!

I read in ABOK #3680 that clothesbag lanyard is a sport. I don't understand what does it mean.

In dictionaries i found it means "game, athletic competition, athletic activities collectively; recreation; jest; mockery; fair or sportsmanlike person". But it appears not fits in this context in ABOK.

Maybe anyone will explain another meanings of this word in english?

Regards.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 12:19:08 PM by vladimir3722 »
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Gordias

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Re: What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 01:29:49 PM »
You should probably include the text from ABOK.

Sport does have other meanings than the common one  - for example it's sometimes used to describe a non-typical example of something (like an animal with two different-colored eyes).

Dan_Lehman

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Re: What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 07:07:05 PM »
Interesting point!

I'm inclined to interpret this uncommon use to mean
"departure from the norm", but it's unclear.  The full
sentence of Ashley's is
  "This clothesbag lanyard is a sport.  It has but two legs ... ."
And this entry comes amidst other such constructs that
have many legs, each secured to its own bag eyelet.

.:.  So, I think that Ashley means to note that #3680 is unusual.


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vladimir3722

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Re: What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 01:25:29 PM »
It has but two legs ... ."
And this entry comes amidst other such constructs that
have many legs, each secured to its own bag eyelet.[/i]

.:.  So, I think that Ashley means to note that #3680 is unusual.


Thank you, Dan. Interesting suggestion and i think it is reasonable because it is only clothesbag on this page (576) with two legs.
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Re: What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 01:26:47 PM »
... to describe a non-typical example of something (like an animal with two different-colored eyes).

Thank you, Gordias.
Vladimir

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Re: What does "sport" in ABOK mean?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 02:34:22 AM »
Hello all!

I read in ABOK #3680 that clothesbag lanyard is a sport. I don't understand what does it mean.

In dictionaries i found it means "game, athletic competition, athletic activities collectively; recreation; jest; mockery; fair or sportsmanlike person". But it appears not fits in this context in ABOK.

Maybe anyone will explain another meanings of this word in english?

Regards.

In horticulture a "sport" is a genetic offspring or variation of a parent plant.  I think he is refering to sport in this way