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Back in March we announced the WNBA-NYC Forgotten Words Contest.  We gave you the following group of forgotten words and asked you to use them in one sentence:

pollard, rimy, contumacious, gormandize, caparison

The results are now in, and congratulations go to Elaine Whitehouse for submitting the winning entry! As a prize, she will receive a $20.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com.

And here it is, Elaine’s winning entry:

Upon the cold and rimy land stood a thin, bare pollard whose lack of branches made me wonder if someone or something contumacious had gormandized its leaves and branches, and I wanted to gently place my horse’s caparison over it for protection, but, alas, I could not.”

Congratulations also to Rachel Slaiman, the only member to correctly identify Great Expectations by Charles Dickens as the classic novel in which all five forgotten words appear.

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