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Morbius

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Cloistral common?
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:35:11 PM »
Found by only 27 of 336 players in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  It's certainly not common to me!

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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
It's certainly not common to me!

Nor me.

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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 09:15:45 AM »
Yep it was the one common word I missed and I even checked how few had played it too! I don't think I ever would have come up with it. But I have heard of it, not sure I've ever used it.

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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 10:52:59 AM »
It is a word which I would read without any stumbling, but cannot imagine using in conversation or writing.

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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 11:35:01 AM »
Easy enough to deduce its meaning if one sees it in print, of course.

It's probably another one of those words -we have had a few examples in the past - which somehow managed to  squeeze its way into Chi's Common Lexis when the game was in its infancy but which has never seen the light of day since. As a result  its common status has never been called into question until now.

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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »
Yes, cloistral seems to be a fairly definite rare word. I found very few usage examples in the GLOWBE Corpus, and some of them were from a healthy eating site that was obviously trying to write about cholesterol.

It will be rare in future.
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Re: Cloistral common?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 07:31:39 AM »
... some of them were from a healthy eating site that was obviously trying to write about cholesterol.

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