[Ads-l] domino

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 16 11:26:07 EDT 2016


> On Sep 16, 2016, at 11:04 AM, Christopher Philippo <toff at MAC.COM> wrote:
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> “One of a number of rectangular pieces (usually 28) of ivory, bone, or wood, having the under side black, and the upper equally divided by a cross line into two squares, each either blank or marked with pips” (Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary)
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> The above definition seems awfully specific.  Ones of other materials like plastic, ones without a black side, ones without a cross line, ones in shapes other than rectangular (Tri-omono, Bendomino, etc.), and ones marked with things other than pips ( https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.domino-2Dplay.com_TypeWithoutSpots.htm&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=okLlK3uMQ9i3gOL5y_OGiIbzYnZuW8X78qAywdrWBzI&s=mVYZ8qtP5NmnMUqXqWz-BMiCVhfysE8lg_1iR_durOQ&e=  ) would appear not to fit it.
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> There’s also rectangular pieces that are blank and lack lines and pips, the kind used for domino toppling :

And for those of us of a certain age, the variously shaped pieces on a map of Southeast Asia.  Topplability is key.

LH
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