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    Here's Zap's post link in another thread on this site...
    https://www.hintofriches.com/forum/t...812#post243812
    Thank you Zapster, you are a rare breed of poster.

    This will show the depth's of Forrest Fenn's fabulous and marvelous treasure quest.

    An "ell" is a Scottish and northern European term for a cubit. That measurement from the elbow to the tip of the longest finger.
    https://www.hintofriches.com/core/im...EAAAICRAEAOw==

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell

    Both ells and cubits have varying lengths, depending on the country using them as official lengths.
    I'm going to consolidate this post as much as possible.

    This hint (actually, I believe it's hints) starts with "Dancing With The Millennium", TTOTC.
    - pages 135 and 136 -
    - - Forrest says:
    "For example, do you know how long a piece of iron is needed to make a horseshoe? You measure the horse's hoof, front to back, multiply by two and add an inch.
    Most people don't know that, but I do because my friend Frank Turley told me."

    There is more to this chapter, just as there are hints all over in the books that Forrest wrote. But I just want to relate this particular one.

    Ell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell
    "An ell-wand or ellwand was a rod of length one ell used for official measurement. Edward I of England required that every town have one. In Scotland, the Belt of Orion was called "the King's Ellwand"."
    - This relates to the fairies, including the leprechaun, of lore. And Forrest's "magical place."
    "Several national forms existed, with different lengths, including the Scottish ell (≈37 inches or 94 centimetres)"
    And
    "The Viking ell was the measure from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, about 18 inches (460 mm)."
    18" x 2 = 36", add an inch and that equals 37". Multiply the Viking ell times two and add an inch to get the Scottish ell.
    Now there's a connection in the story here, specifically to connect the Scottish ell to the Viking ell, as it relates to a hint.
    It's in the name, Frank Turley.
    "Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Toirdealbhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Toirdhealbhach, a personal name meaning ‘like Thor’ or ‘like thunder’"
    https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin...20of%E2%80%99.

    This hint has multiple meanings, just as many of Forrest's hints do.
    - The measurement of 37", I am sure, but I didn't take a measurement so I can't say "for certain."
    - Arminto, Wyoming, west of Casper. The little community that OH!! figured out from "The Long Ride Home", TTOTC.
    (Thank you, OH!!, you are another of the rare breed.)
    Think "arm into".
    - And of course the bent arm, in an "L" shape.

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    Horseshoes and omegas, a cubit for the gold!
    Last edited by Walker; 01-16-2021, 04:18 PM.

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    A long message . . . but I don't know of what you're trying to convince us.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post
      A long message . . . but I don't know of what you're trying to convince us.
      That's why I bolded the key words. To make it easier to understand.

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      "What kind of a treasure hunt is this, anyway?"

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        • #5
          What kind of hints are these? Do you think anyone can understand these?
          I'm not sure about any of you all but I think I'd be better off going on a camping trip in the middle of a blizzard!
          . . . with no sleeping bag!

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          • #6
            Yazzie dolls ?

            ya see d’ el’s ?

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            • #7
              Wow , I agree with O.P. ........This thread reminds me of the story of the---- Fuquarry Indians .

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              • #8
                So hear me all and listen good...

                Correct grammar:

                So hear me all and listen well!
                So hear me all and listen w ell

                So hear me all and listen: west ell

                No? Hmmm... ;P
                „It‘s almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody‘s beard.“
                G. C. Lichtenberg

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                • #9
                  Oh, and didn't He talk about an... Ellk somewhere?

                  Or... as I have gone ell one in there...hmmm?

                  ...with marv ELL gaze!!!! OMG!!!

                  ...I give you tit ELL to the gold.... this is.... UNBELIEVAB ELL!!!!
                  Last edited by Cowboyrocker; 01-16-2021, 03:02 PM.
                  „It‘s almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody‘s beard.“
                  G. C. Lichtenberg

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                  • #10
                    LOL

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sally View Post
                      LOL
                      Sally, shhhhh . . . come over here. Just between you and me, some of these guys fell . . .

                      . . . well let's just say, they got their rockers going too fast.

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                      • #12
                        Haha, you guys really don't get this?
                        I updated my top post with this.
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                        Horseshoes and omegas, a cubit for the gold!
                        Last edited by Walker; 01-16-2021, 04:17 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Walker View Post
                          Haha, you guys really don't get this?
                          I updated my top post with this.

                          Horseshoes and omegas, a cubit for the gold!
                          Walker, maybe if you'll just point us in the right direction, we'll know what you're referring to.
                          ???????

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Suzy View Post

                            Walker, maybe if you'll just point us in the right direction, we'll know what you're referring to.
                            ???????
                            You mean, where the emerald ring is?
                            That's what I'm trying to figure out.

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                            • #15
                              Ahhh . . . that shiny thing sparkling in amidst the trees that can't be physically seen because it's bearied so deep (lol).
                              Last edited by Suzy; 01-16-2021, 04:48 PM.

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