T for Touts – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 20

Blurb & other Episodes


Touts utter veiled warnings about race fixings.

Not exactly bribery, more like querked debtors.

Xander importuned grooms of hippic compilations. Yoshi knackered profligate jockeys. Zollie strategized.



Hippic                         of, like or pertaining to horses or horse-racing

Profligate                    licentious; dissolute: recklessly extravagant

Querken                      to stifle; to suffocate

Tout                             including: Horse Racing. a person who gives information on a horse, especially for a fee; chiefly British. a person who spies on a horse in training for the purpose of betting.



Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Totilas was the first horse to score above a 90 in dressage. Another departure in my Tips, but then I’m the Tout with Clout.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Tree frogs (some species of Hyla and Phyllobates);

Distribution: northern South America, Central America;

Toxic principle: skin secretions are poisonous; batrachotoxin, steroidal alkaloids, serotonin, histamine, and other substances; bufotenine varies with the species;

Symptoms: some frog species produce a burning sensation and a skin rash when handled; skin secretions in the eye may produce a severe inflammatory reaction; if ingested, poison causes vomiting and abdominal pain; batrachotoxin is extremely toxic if injected; used by Indians as an arrow poison.


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 The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.







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