Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wordbirds, 44

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.

Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd

ivray (or ivraie) noun [eev-RAY]
a bearded darnel (a plant that resembles wheat); can be poisonous

Ivray, we know, resembles wheat—
But isn’t very safe to eat.

But Doofus thought he knew the diff—
And ended up a simple stiff.

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