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1. It is gray, bitingly chilly and raw outside. The sun is not visible, and there are no fluffy clouds floating in a blue sky. What's the meteorological adjective for the appearance of the sky in this dismal weather that also describes a type of sewing stitch?
2. "Excuses, excuses. All I ever get is excuses!" If people are saying this to you, you are probably guilty of which of the following sewing-related copouts?
3. If you are in the habit of eating a lot of bran cereals, fruit, vegetables and grains, it might be because your doctor has recommended a diet with a lot of what "material"?
4. According to Shakespeare, what common and comforting activity resembles the repair of a sweater when it "...knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care?"
5. When my son was a little boy his grandmother took him to a restaurant that specialized in fancy desserts. He was totally enthralled by a delectable treat he selected that day: a smooth, dark, creamy confection based on the name of an Asian fiber?
6. Are your socks full of holes? Do they need mending? There is a word which describes the specialized kind of mending used for socks (though, actually, it is more like weaving). And it's an expletive as well, but a mild one. You won't offend a soul if you blurt it out, but a few people might laugh at you. What's the word?
7. What word is a noun which refers to a framework on which cloth is woven, and is also a verb which means to appear or to overshadow? (How did these meanings evolve? Read my theory on the answer page, and send me your comments....) Anyway, what's the word?
8. Over and over again, people say that this sewing-related quality is "good to have." In its plural form, it describes hooks and eyes, snaps, buttons and buttonholes, zippers and Velcro fasteners. What is it?
9. This unique treat is often found at fairs, carnivals and circuses, where it's created on the spot, swirled onto a paper cone. It's pink or pastel, light as a feather, and sweet and sticky and messy, so naturally kids LOVE it. It's sometimes called spun sugar and it contains the name of a fiber grown in hot climates. What is it?
10. What name is shared by a kind of cat with random spots and a kind of plain cotton cloth with a brightly printed pattern? The cloth originated in the Indian port city of Calicut. The cat originated -- somewhere and sometimes hangs out with a gingham dog.
Source: Author duracell
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