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Old 03-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #5971
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You obviously don't get much whatever it is at a time (only an inch above the chopped up polypody, whatever that is). It's not for internal use: what about external, eg as a poultice on a wound? The wine would be a sort of antiseptic I suppose.

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Old 03-06-2012, 02:39 AM   #5972
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I know what polypody are, and even a bit about it herbaly-speaking. It had a LOT of uses, but I have no idea of this one!


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Old 03-06-2012, 03:41 AM   #5973
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:07 AM   #5974
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polypody sounds a little like lots of feet! are you trying to get pregnant?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:57 AM   #5975
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Ink.

(Polypody must be the oak gall, I think).

[EDIT: having now tried to look it up, I think I must be wrong. ]

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:05 AM   #5976
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #5977
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Ink.

(Polypody must be the oak gall, I think).

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polypody could be like calimari - ie. ink from the sea?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #5978
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Many of you are quite close - those mentioning uses involving hair ....
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #5979
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polypody sounds a little like lots of feet! are you trying to get pregnant?
Etymologically correct - polypody refers to the shape/appearance of the plant being used. But for what?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #5980
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Something that removes hair?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #5981
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DING! DING! DING! Yes - a recipe for 19th C Nair! Yecchh!

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #5982
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When I looked up the answer I thought there was no way anyone was getting this one. Nice job, Bilbo!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #5983
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When I looked up the answer I thought there was no way anyone was getting this one. Nice job, Bilbo!
Well, others mentioned hair, so I stood on the shoulders of giants, as it were. Poohbear's clues and pointers helped as well, of course.

Next question shortly.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #5984
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Right. The cities I list below all have something in common. What is it?

Johannesburg
Dubai
Ho Chi Minh City

I will add more cities if people don't get it from these.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #5985
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Right. The cities I list below all have something in common. What is it?


Johannesburg
Dubai
Ho Chi Minh City


I will add more cities if people don't get it from these.
They were all under colonial rule at one time or another?
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