Sunday, May 22, 2016

Wordbirds, 66

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

meuse noun [rhymes with choose]
a gap or hole (as in a hedge or a wall) through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass

The deadly beast just had to choose—
To go around? Or use the meuse?
Such choices can, at times, confuse.

The deadly beast then chose the way
That he had used just yesterday.
And then? Oh well, what can I say?

The deadly beast just never thought
He’d been observed. The rope was taut;
The deadly beast was trapped and caught.

The deadly beast’s career was through—
He had no deadly acts to do.
But he’s a highlight at the zoo.

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