Sunday, 21 January 2018



1. a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour
2. a factory, in particular one which processes raw materials
3. any of various processing or manufacturing machines, in particular one that grinds, presses, or rolls
4. any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes
5. a hard roller for impressing a design, in particular in a textile-printing machine or in a machine for printing banknotes
6. a system, institution, etc., that influences people or things in the manner of a factory
7. an unpleasant experience; ordeal
8. a fist fight
9. (trans.) to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill
10. (trans.) to process or produce in or with a mill
11. to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine
12. (trans.) to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)
13. (intr.; often followed by “about” or “around”) to move about in a confused manner
14. (usually trans.) (rare) to beat (chocolate, etc)
15. (archaic, slang) to fight

a US and Canadian monetary unit used in calculations, in particular for property taxes, equal to one thousandth of a dollar

My nutmeg mill,
Favourite kitchen gadget

Of my often-grated finger tips.

Saturday, 20 January 2018



1. (Irish dialect) remarkable or strange
2. (Irish dialect) great or good
3. (Irish dialect) very; remarkably

He was a quare kitty alright,
Lover of green beans
And a good fight.

Aloof and silly,
Another black star.

Friday, 19 January 2018



1. rudely blunt and brief; abrupt
2. short or concise

Mercury is annoyed
On the brink of curt
Even in his gestures

Roman-sport woes

Thursday, 18 January 2018


(British) (informal) . stupid; dull

It seems an excess of work
Can drive anyone gormless
And a faucet has been left open

On the bad-dream reservoir

Wednesday, 17 January 2018



(literary) miserable, dreary

One more silly cat gone
And all turns drear anew

Ghosts at my window

Tuesday, 16 January 2018



-verb (intr.)
1. (often followed by “in”) to result ultimately (in)
2. to come about as a result

Loss of Microbo

Eventuates in broken hearts

Monday, 15 January 2018



1. at or to a point on the other side of; at or to the further side of
2. outside the limits or scope of
3. at or to the other or far side of something
4. outside the limits of something

Boys will be boys
Beyond the pale
God or not

Flesh turn to marble

Sunday, 14 January 2018



1. the soft fibrous tissue lining the inside of the rind in fruits such as the orange and grapefruit
2. the essential or important part, point, etc.
3. weight; substance
4. the central core of unspecialized cells surrounded by conducting tissue in stems
5. the soft central part of a bone, feather, etc.
-verb (trans.)
6. to destroy the brain and spinal cord of (a laboratory animal) by piercing or severing
7. to kill (animals) by severing the spinal cord
8. to remove the pith from (a plant)

Pit against winter
Pith-rich sunshine
Fighting a cold

Saturday, 13 January 2018



1. a person exercising supreme authority, in particular a monarch
2. a former British gold coin worth one pound sterling
3. supreme in rank or authority
4. excellent or outstanding
5. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sovereign
6. independent of outside authority

He goes our sovereign

So mighty and fragile

Friday, 12 January 2018



(archaic) a physician

Enchanted air,
Magic potions and
Mediciner grace

Will not save him

Thursday, 11 January 2018



1. as a replacement, substitute, or alternative (in stead of…)

Just two classic
Fornasetti Lina plates
On the black canvas
Of a third one
But sixty years later
We see two women

In hijab instead

Wednesday, 10 January 2018



-verb (trans.)
1. to puzzle; bewilder; confuse
2. to complicate

A mixed metal salad
Of flummoxed indications

To perplex the odd tourist

Tuesday, 9 January 2018



1. (preceded by “in”) (rare) . the place, function, or position that should be taken by another
2. (trans.) (archaic) to help or benefit

It could have been you
But he killed her in your stead
So that he could decorate your shield

With the blood of his lust

Monday, 8 January 2018



1. of, used during, occurring in, or relating to the night
2. (of animals) active at night
3. (of plants) having flowers that open at night and close by day

A nocturnal winter
Fuelled by wine and friendship
A blurry moon (or two)

Veiling its face to better laugh

Sunday, 7 January 2018




another name for the spiny lobster

How sweet
The taste