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Hi,

Could anybody tell me what the following things are called? I will be very grateful for this.

1. The thing is found in kindergarten school. It has ladder on one side and a smooth ramp on the other side so that when u reach the top of the ramp using the ladder u fall towards the bottom of the ramp.

2. It is a laxative in powder form. when mixed with water it forms a jelly like substance.

3. It is found in barber shops. which consists of a chair and a bowl like thing attached to the chair with the help of a shaft like thing. by the way what is this thing used for?
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1. Slide

2. Gel (this is the jelly-like substance)

3. Sorry, I have no idea! Emotion: smile
3. Is it the basin for washing hair?
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I skipped something. For thing #3 the shaft is attached to the middle of the top of the back of the chair and the bowl is upside down to fit the head.
The third is a hair dryer, but I don't think that you find those at barbers. Hairdressers definitely have them though. I believe they use them when they want the hair to set in some way, like for example, they've just applied a hair dye to it which needs to be left to set for at least half hour. With the hair dryer, it might set in, say, fifteen minutes, instead. A barber works on men's hair only, whereas a hair dresser works on both men and women.
I don't want to seem rude but wouldn't a dictionary perfom quite adeqautly for this task?
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I don't think a dictionary would work if you don't know what the thing is called in the first place.
Thank you for saving my *** teacher eric. I forget to follow up one thing. Gel seems to be a more generic thing. Moreover not all gels can be treated as laxative. For instance u cannot eat hair gel to clear your bowelEmotion: smile . I want to know the name in particular which is used as a laxative.
Rez, I suspect that the more familiar a person is with the substance in question, the less likely he or she will be to advertise the fact online.

There are some good 'reverse dictionaries' available. Reader's Digest publishes one called a 'Reverse Dictionary' (it doesn't seem to include the technical term for a 'reverse dictionary', though), while Dorling Kindersley publishes a good Visual Dictionary with something of the same function.

Neither however seem to include pictures of laxatives, either in gel or powdered form, which is a pity.

I'm glad Guest worked out the 'basin' question. Quite a good game, really.

MrP
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