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Friday Find-a-word: Caribbean

Bert Bates
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How many standard dictionary words, three letters or longer, can you make using the letters in the word Caribbean?

Some easy examples are:

care, bean, bear...
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Vikas Kapoor
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car,bare,nib,rib,cab,crab

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Bob Reardon
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crib, rabbi
Muse Ran
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bin, can, ran, ear


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Paul Clapham
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I was surprised that in my 30 seconds of searching I couldn't find a website that does this. I'm sure they exist, though, my mad googling skillz just failed me there.
Mike Simmons
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carbine, brine, crane, brane, near, care, cane
yuvraj kotegar
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bean ,near
Mike Simmons
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cairn, brain, crier, briar, bribe, brace
Iran, rain, rein, brie, Cain, rice, nice, bane, babe, race
ire, ice, ban, are, ace
yuvraj kotegar
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barbie
Bert Bates
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So far, my own loose editing and very loose sorting summarizes the entries as:

are, ace
bean, bear, bare, bin, brine, brane?, brain, brair, bribe, brace
brie, bane, babe, ban
care, car, cab, crab, crib, can, carbine!, crane, cane, cairn!, crier,
ear,
ire, ice,
nib, near, nice
rib, rabbi, ran, rain, rein, rice, race

To which I'll add:

cabin, acre, narc?, nab...
Monu Tripathi
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air,area,bib,barn


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Mike Simmons
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[Bert]: brane?

brane

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

Sadly, I must now bow out of further word-listing, at least until most of the other players give up. As Paul C speculated in his post, there are indeed online resources that can help with this, and I've read some of their results. Consequently I think it's no longer fair for me to present answers as if they're things I thought of myself. Everything I posted previously came from my own memory. But now I've been corrupted by external sources.

I will offer one cryptic hint though:

There is at least one other seven-letter word, besides carbine, that I wish I'd though of myself. I think it's somewhat less obscure than carbine was. And oddly enough, I was kind of tempted to use the word in the preceding sentence. It's not quite so esoteric as carbine - and yet, in a sense, it's more obscure and esoteric than carbine.

I have said too much already. I must go.
Bert Bates
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cromulent


Okay, I haven't figured out the other 7 letter word, but how about:

cabbie
Maja Gralewska
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What about Arabien?,


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Maja Gralewska
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sorry my bad its Arabian, so my bad
Monu Tripathi
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carb(SF allowed?), bicarb,arena, arc, bier, baric, baba!
 
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