Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sentence



SENTENCE

-noun
1. a sequence of words capable of standing alone to make an assertion, ask a question, or give a command, usually consisting of a subject and a predicate containing a finite verb
2. the judgment formally pronounced upon a person convicted in criminal proceedings, especially the decision as to what punishment is to be imposed
3. an opinion, judgment, or decision
4. (music) also called period . a passage or division of a piece of music, usually consisting of two or more contrasting or complementary musical phrases and ending on a cadence
5. any short passage of scripture employed in liturgical use
6. (logic) a well-formed expression, without variables
7. (archaic) a proverb, maxim, or aphorism
-verb
8. (trans.) to pronounce sentence on (a convicted person) in a court of law

























Going up
Or down
With each word
Or idea
Until
A sentence
Is reached
 



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pelorian



PELORIAN

-adj.
Also peloric . (botany) of or relating to peloria, i.e. the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers

 





















Noticing this beauty for the first time,
I can’t decide if it is pelorian or not


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Spindle



SPINDLE

-noun
1. a rod or stick that has a notch in the top, used to draw out natural fibres for spinning into thread, and a long narrow body around which the thread is wound when spun
2. one of the thin rods or pins bearing bobbins upon which spun thread is wound in a spinning wheel or machine
3. any of various parts in the form of a rod, especially a rotating rod that acts as an axle, mandrel, or arbour
4. a piece of wood that has been turned, such as a baluster or table leg
5. a small square metal shaft that passes through the lock of a door and to which the door knobs or handles are fixed
6. a measure of length of yarn equal to 18 hanks (15 120 yards) for cotton or 14 400 yards for linen
7. (biology) a spindle-shaped structure formed by microtubules during mitosis or meiosis which draws the duplicated chromosomes apart as the cell divides
8. a less common name for a hydrometer
9. a tall pole with a marker at the top, fixed to an underwater obstruction as an aid to navigation
10. a device consisting of a sharp upright spike on a pedestal on which bills, order forms, etc., are impaled
-verb
11. (trans.) to form into a spindle or equip with spindles
12. (intr.) (rare) (of a plant, stem, shoot, etc.) to grow rapidly and become elongated and thin


























Long stalks
Spindles for winds

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vespertilian



VESPERTILIAN

-adj.
(zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a bat


























You’d have to be batty
To use this as vespertilian mailbox
So super heroes climb trees?