T for Touts – #atozchallenge

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“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.

 

Glossary:

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’

http://www.paulaura.com/betgloss.htm

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’

http://www.britannica.com/science/poison-biochemistry/Types-of-poison#ref396648

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.

 

Word Links

http://www.wordfind.com/

http://phrontistery.info/glossaries.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/adverbs.shtml

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm

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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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