Sunday, 5 July 2015

Cod

COD

-noun
1. any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, especially G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae. They are also a source of cod-liver oil
2. any other fish of the family Gadidae
3. (Australian) any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod

-noun
1. (British & US, dialect) a pod or husk
2. an obsolete word for scrotum
3. (obsolete) a bag or envelope

-verb  (trans.)
1. (British & Irish, slang) to make fun of; tease
2. (British & Irish, slang) to play a trick on; fool
-noun
3. (British & Irish, slang) a hoax or trick
4. (Irish, slang) a fraud; hoaxer
-adj.(prenominal)
5. (British, slang) mock; sham 

-noun
1. (Northern England, dialect) a fellow; chap


























Roast cod palette
Good but unnecessary
Addition to a busy dish

“Too many notes”

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Personification

PERSONIFICATION

-noun
1. the attribution of human characteristics to things, abstract ideas, etc., as for literary or artistic effect
2. the representation of an abstract quality or idea in the form of a person, creature, etc., as in art and literature
3. a person or thing that personifies
4. a person or thing regarded as an embodiment of a quality

























Any cat
Personification of cool
Aloofness and style
This one

Silliness too

Friday, 3 July 2015

Portray

PORTRAY

-verb (trans.)
1. to represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.; make a portrait of
2. to make a verbal picture of; depict in words
3. to play the part of (a character) in a play or film

















Pickportrait
Stolen moment
Sly portray
Of strangers

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Mundane

MUNDANE

-adj.
1. everyday, ordinary, or banal
2. relating to the world or worldly matters

























Expression
From the mundane
As the cost of a tilt
Personification

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ruction

RUCTION

-noun (informal)
1. an uproar; noisy or quarrelsome disturbance
2. (plural) a violent and unpleasant row; trouble 


















Violent splashes
A ruction of colours
Street art on bricks

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Destitute

DESTITUTE

-adj.
1. lacking the means of subsistence; totally impoverished
2. (postpositive) followed by “of” . completely lacking; deprived or bereft (of) 
3. (obsolete) abandoned or deserted



















Thrown about and forgotten
Obsolete books and notions
Destitute words

Monday, 29 June 2015

Reprove

REPROVE

-verb
(trans.)  to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold

























He loved nothing more
Than to reprove his peers
They had his head off
For a share of laughter.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Saké

SAKÉ

-noun
a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice

























Raw and marinated fish dishes

With a suggestion of saké

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Gumption

GUMPTION

-noun (informal)
1. (British) common sense or resourcefulness
2. initiative or courage 

























Young cat in love
Might have gumption

But shows none

Friday, 26 June 2015

Ecdemic

ECDEMIC

-adj.
not indigenous or endemic; foreign 

























Oblique lighting
And storms
Ecdemic lace

Displaced

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Luminiferous

LUMINIFEROUS

-adj.
generating or transmitting light

























At night
Lumiferous designs
Turn to life

Aliens

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Splendent

SPLENDENT

-adj. (archaic)
1. shining brightly; lustrous 
2. famous; illustrious

























A memory
Of splendent
Creative days

Long gone

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Alas

ALAS

-sentence connector
1. unfortunately; regrettably
-exclamation
2. an exclamation of grief, compassion, or alarm

























They have covered
The lovely stone floor
With a bad carpet, alas
And we cannot admire

The colourful lace

Monday, 22 June 2015

Insidious

INSIDIOUS

-adj.
1. stealthy, subtle, cunning, or treacherous
2. working in a subtle or apparently innocuous way, but nevertheless deadly




















Lulling sounds
Insidious march
Dreams creeping in
To keep one prisoner

Of the rail trap

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Celery

CELERY

-noun
an umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Apium graveolens dulce, whose raw or blanched leafs and stalks are used in salads or cooked as a vegetable 

























My super-sensitivity
To celery flavour
Destroys the balance

Of a wonderful dish