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Re: [Icehouse] Volcano terminology

  • From"Carol Townsend" <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 30 Oct 2006 11:54:49 -0500
From a volcanic glossary, here's a few thoughts:

A volcano built by a single eruption.
Pali: Hawaiian word for steep hills or cliffs.
Bomb: Fragment of molten or semi-molten rock, 2 1/2 inches to many feet in diameter, which is blown out during an eruption. Because of their plastic condition, bombs are often modified in shape during their flight or upon impact.

Then again, I always have like the term "aa" and "pahoehoe" which describe two different styles of lava flows in the Hawaiian language, but I couldn't figure out how to work them around into a suitable use for this context.


On 10/30/06, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

I haven't played a lot of Volcano, and I'm not very good at it. I
know what I'm trying to do, but I don't have the skills yet to
actually do that yet. The only way to get there is to practice,
of course, so when I found out the people I was hanging out with
this weekend were similarly unpracticed, I suggested playing.

I lost the first game (by a long shot) but warmed up for the
second game. I actually managed to spot and execute what has got
to be the best single move available in Volcano, erupting a full
nest to capture an entire monochrome tree at once.

This raised the question, what do you call that?

My first though was "grand slam", but I have to admit "seven at
one blow" has appeal.

Other ideas?

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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