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.