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FISCALISED TEN-SQUARE REVISITED.

The FISCALISED ten-square first appeared in the November 2004 Word Ways article 'A Further Modified Ten-Square', and later in 'The Best Ten-Squares' (Word Ways, May 2006). I have recently updated the information for some of the terms.

Regrettably, since the passing of Rex Gooch in 2007, little new work has been done on large squares. Rex's DESCENDANT ten-square is considered by most to be the finest example found so far.
F I S C A L I S E D
 I M P O L A R I T Y
S P A L A C I N E S
C O L D N O S E R S
A L A N B R O W N E
L A C O R A L I N A
I R I S O L O N E S
S I N E W I N E S S
E T E R N N E S S E
D Y S S E A S S E S
FISCALISED
 
  past tense of fiscalise,
 variant of
'fiscalize' (see -ise), to subject to fiscal control; to take
charge of or manage as a source of revenue. [Web2]
   'The west has fiscalised
 its basic power relationships through a
   web of contracts, loans, shareholdings, bank holdings and so
on.'
   [quotes.yourdictionary.com, Julian Assange, 3 Dec 2010 (Net)]
IMPOLARITY
  separation of poles; absence of polarity (translated).
[Sadler's New and Copious English and French Dictionary, Percy
Sadler,
1867]
   'The magnets are set. in opposing pairs N and S, plus and
minus,...
   and the neutral is the central core of air space, or neutralised
   interpolar energy. And this neutrality or impolarity
 is the real
   source of the electric current.' [The Physics of the Primary
State
   of Matter, Cyril W Davson, 1955, p147]
SPALACINES
  blind mole-rats of the subfamily Spalacinae. [F&W]
   'Interestingly, whereas spalacines
 and bathyergids in the
   Old World lost their sight and have become completely subterranean,
   their New World counterparts, geomyids and octodontids, converged
   to similar habitats retaining their eyes and sight.'
[Grzimek's
   Animal Life Encyclopedia,
 2nd Ed., Vol 12, 2003, p77]
COLD NOSERS
  the same as 'wildcatters', individuals or
companies that explore areas far away from places where minerals,
etc. are known to occur. [Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and
Related Terms,
 2nd Ed., US Bureau of Mines, 1996]
A coldnoser
 is also a hunting dog that follows cold trails, or
someone who lives in a cold place.
   'He took the coldnoser
 out with his hottest nose dog and stayed
   with him constantly before the race started.'
[www.americanbeagler,
   Coldtrailin, 28 Nov 2003 (Net)]
   'You mean you coldnosers
 don't all live in log cabins?'
   [www.ptcruiserlinks, 25 Feb 2009 (Net)]
ALAN BROWNE
  an American bank consultant (1908-88).
[Who's Who in America,
 45th Ed., 1988-89]
   Sportsmen named Alan Browne
 include an Irish international
   footballer [Wiki], an Irish hurling player [Wiki], and a New
   Zealand polo representative. [The Polo Encyclopedia,
 2nd Ed., H
   Laffaye, 2015]
LA CORALINA
  a locality in the Artemisa province, western Cuba, just
northeast of the city of San Cristobal. [Geonames Gazetteer,
www.geonames.org
, 2019 (Net)]
IRISOLONES
  plural of irisolone, a colourless estrogenic compound
derived from certain irises. [Dictionary of Organic Compounds,
 6th
Ed.,1996]
   'Fig. 1. Ultraviolet spectra of natural and synthetic irisolone
in
   ethanol.' [Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Vol 38,
Issue
   1, 1965, p889]
   Dr Trevor Kitson of the Institute of Fundamental Science at Massey
   University, New Zealand, states that if a chemist made irisolone
   synthetically in a lab he might say 'the synthetic and natural
   irisolones proved identical in every detail.' [Email, 22 Jun
2004]
SINEWINESS
  the state or quality of being sinewy; firm strength. [OED]
ETERNNESSE
  variant of ' eternness', eternity.
   'What impossible mixtures? Vice and virtue, corruption and
eternnesse.'
   [OED, 1608 quot.]
DYSSEASSES   plural of dysseasse, a 16th century form of the noun
'disease'. [OED]


References
 F&W    Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Dictionary, 1946
Net    the Internet (Google search program)
OED    Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1989
Web2   Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1961
Wiki   Wikipedia, online encyclopedia (Net)


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