Noun: one of two or more homographs [words that are spelled the same]
that differ in pronunciation and meaning
(such as a bass voice and bass, a fish)
First Known Use: circa 1889
Paul Bunyan had some axes—but
He knew no math—he couldn’t count.
He wailed "Oh, I'm stuck in a rut!"
When he could not find some amount.
The axes of his discontent
Combined to make him feel a fool.
And so he roared (he had to vent!)
And wished he’d not goofed off in school.