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Three-Piece [BB361]

6 May, 2012

If shank, eye, point and gape are all parts found on a fishhook, or an orthogonal rail, a stylus and a window comprise elements of an Etch-A-Sketch, then can you identify what object claims each set of parts below? (And can you deconstruct your own thingummyjig to try and stump the rest of us?)

  1. newel, riser, baluster
  2. cantle, pommel, surcingle
  3. bell, key, slide
  4. scotia, fluting, echinus
  5. gutter, orphan, spine
  6. tang, button, shim
  7. fornix, pons, sulcus
  8. rib, skin, kingpost

BB360 SOLUTION: Arrest warrant; Kurri Kurri; Darren Berry; terra-cotta warrior; arranged marriage; Narre Warren; Turramurra, Yarrawarrah, Starry, Starry Night; Mirror, mirror…; Harry Harrison; Tirra Lirra by the River; eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die]

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