Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wordsbirds, 55

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 …

cofferfish noun
boxfish [so called from its boxlike body]

The cofferfish did not wear socks—
He had no feet, unlike a fox.
He tried to stay away from rocks—
Did not invest in risky stocks.
But he was caught by Goldilocks.
Then ... irony (not paradox):
His bones they buried in a box.

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