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trevor

31st December 2009, 20:49
Lifting = rearing(like when a horse rears)
a bit of corn = ear
in
combine = ring(not sure why)
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mamya

31st December 2009, 20:50
Presume you now have the other two referrred to??
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mamya

31st December 2009, 20:51
Bishopric
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sammy

31st December 2009, 20:52
Thanks, trevor. A host as in a multitude or a swarm. Could see the word but, drat! not the multitude meaning of the jolly host - or the quarters meaning either.
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trevor

31st December 2009, 20:52
O price reduced
opric
bish as mistake is a bit vague
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sammy

31st December 2009, 20:57
Yes, thanks, I had REARING, giving me the A, but couldn't completely work out the clue.

Then I had BISHOPRIC, meaning "see" but couldn't work out the rest of the clue, so there was a slight uncertainty in my mind about the S and the A.
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sammy

31st December 2009, 21:04
Yes, I see the opric bit, trevor, but bish I don't know other than as one of those slightly onomatopeic words like bish, bash, bosh.

I felt it had to be BISHOPRIC as I got the B from
ISOBARIC, which I knew was the right answer to this slightly laborious clue:

One thus in charge covering staff division under constant pressure.
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trevor

31st December 2009, 21:12
bish bash bosh - love it(wasn't it a catchphrase from an old style comedian?)
bish is - sort of - explained here.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bish

combine=ring still bugs me a bit, is there such a thing as a "combine ring" for a persons finger?
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sammy

31st December 2009, 21:33
Not sure about a comedian but they are the kind of words I probably associate with Dennis the Menace, Beryl the Peril and The Bash Street Kids!

Just looked up synonyms and it must be this kind of ring:

2. (noun) trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel
a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
Synonyms: combining, corporate trust, trustfulness, trust, cartel, trustingness, faith, confidence, combine, reliance

A cartel or other more or less dodgy type of ring, such as a gang of car thieves.
Makes sense, then.
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