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*/1 an electronic device attached to someone to monitor their movement/

*/2 a children’s game in which one chases the rest, and anyone who is caught then becomes the person doing the chasing/

*n.b. See Oxford Paperback Dictionary Thesaurus & Wordpower Guide p925.

 

Here is a word that reminds me of the earlier years when I came to leave at the shadow of the metropolis in search of greener pastures and the ease to live within reach of the capital’s offerings. When I moved into Arcadia in the early 2000s the environment was far more different than it is today. The flatslands entrances did not have barriers in a form of walls or palisade fences. There were no gates to get through before you entered into a unit. You simply walked through and got in.

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Aces/Tricks

*But the Stormers have a few aces of their own

Ace/a person who is very good at a particular activity/

Trick/ an act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone/

This expression caught my attention the other day while reading my favorite daily. I was caught by the richness of its metaphorical construction and its allusion to a well known-used expression. In the article where it makes its appearance it plays an important role in changing the tone of the article to heighten tension and shift balance in the content of the article which concerns itself with a scheduled game of rugby where the Sharks will face the Stormers. Until the appearance of this expression the article is preoccupied, for quite some time, with the description of the Sharks performances and its chances of becoming the victors.  

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