Friday, May 20, 2016

Wordbirds, 64

AT LAST—We’ve now commenced our third—and final—journey through Webster’s 3rd. This time, I’m picking a word near the middle 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

liga noun [LIE-juh]
any of several filefishes

He sought a liga—long his dream—
But not for reasons it would seem.
No, not for food or bragging rights—
And not for crazy fish-tank fights.
No, he was going nuts at work:
He lacked a decent filing clerk.

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