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campanilla

24th July 2009, 17:33
Hi Nibbles, Starveling was the tailor in a Midsummer Night's Dream, so take away VE and you have starling
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bullfrog

24th July 2009, 17:51
Harrhy, How did you get peacocks??

(Sorry to butt in, Harrhy)

It's a biblical reference:"For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks."
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suziem

24th July 2009, 19:27
46. Pigeons? as in cat(moggy) among the..

79. Wood pigeon ?
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harrhy

24th July 2009, 19:45
No problem Bullfrog!
My source was slightly different, the poem Cargoes by John Masefield which our school choir sang many years ago:

Quinquereme of Nineveh from distant Ophir
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.
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suziem

24th July 2009, 19:52
63 DIVERS

Hebrews 1:1 'God, who at sundry times and in DIVERS manners.....'
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harrhy

24th July 2009, 20:29
Bit of a long shot
52 Go sling
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jimc

24th July 2009, 20:31
Oh!

52 .... is about infants not infantry. You must have thought I was crazy earlier suggesting DUCK!

How about STORK instead?

JimC
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harrhy

24th July 2009, 20:35
Stork sounds more sensible!
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jimc

24th July 2009, 20:36
52 ... ... or, as the clue says mechanism, maybe CRANE? Do they bring babies also??

JimC
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