We’ve commenced our journey backward through Webster’s 3rd. I’m picking a word near the end of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.
Attracted to wood; growing or living in or on wood
Pinocchio had learned to swear,
For xylophilous now had found
They loved his fragile wooden hair
And gathered in a mighty mound.
Pinocchio just cursed and cursed—
Until Geppetto saved the day.
When bug infection was the worst,
Geppetto sprayed a deadly spray,
And soon the bugs just moved along
To search for other, safer food.
Pinocchio then wrote a song,
For he was in a better mood.