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  • n. A rugby player who is normally the first receiver of the ball from the scrum half after a scrum; a half-back.


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  • If I *were* paying attention, I'd probably nominate fbharjo to make that new list.

    January 6, 2012

  • Is there a fly-quarter or did the spider eighth (ate) it? Quelle Mas Quito? What a scrummage!

    January 6, 2012

  • the half-back (forward-guard) of rugby...(or is that the quarter-wing) -mixed sporting metaphors (metasports?)- * Are you paying attention, Ruzuzu*.... to a new list possibility????????

    January 6, 2012

  • I think of rugby. You win.

    January 6, 2012

  • When I see fly-half I think of the 1971 western film Red Sun, in which the samurai played by Toshirō Mifune suddenly halves a buzzing pesky mosquito with his sword.

    January 6, 2012

  • ""May I welcome you. This is my associate, Mr. Arbuthnot—very promising young gentleman from Cambridge, don't you know—fly-half—terrific hunter."

    A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch, p 259

    January 5, 2012