TRAMMEL -noun 1. Usually, trammels. a hindrance or impediment to free action; restraint. 2. an instrument for drawing ellipses. 3. Also called tram. a device used to align or adjust parts of a machine. 4. trammel net. a three-layered fishing net, the middle layer of which is fine-meshed, the others coarse-meshed, so that fish attempting to pass through the net will become entangled in one or more of the meshes. 5. a fowling net. 6. a contrivance hung in a fireplace to support pots or kettles over the fire. 7. a fetter or shackle, especially one used in training a horse to amble. -verb (used with object) 8. to involve or hold in trammels; restrain. 9. to catch or entangle in or as in a net.
Feeling trammelled By festivities And excess food.
-verb (used without object) 1. to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence. 2. to dash, especially to dash forward for an attack or onslaught. 3. to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly. 4. Football . to carry the ball on a running play or plays. -verb (used with object) 5. to perform, accomplish, or finish with speed, impetuosity, or violence. 6. to carry or convey with haste. 7. to cause to move, act, or progress quickly; hurry. 8. to send, push, force, impel, etc., with unusual speed or haste. 9. to attack suddenly and violently; charge. 10.to overcome or capture (a person, place, etc.). 11.Informal . to heap attentions on; court intensively; woo. 12.to entertain (a prospective fraternity or sorority member) before making bids for membership. 13.Football (American). a. to carry (the ball) forward across the line of scrimmage. b. to carry the ball (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage. c. (of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the ball). -noun 14.the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or violent onward movement. 15.a hostile attack. 16.an eager rushing of numbers of persons to some region that is being occupied or exploited, especially because of a new mine. 17.a sudden appearance or access. 18.hurried activity; busy haste. 19.a hurried state, as from pressure of affairs. 20.press of work, business, traffic, etc., requiring extraordinary effort or haste. 21.Football (American). a. an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the ball across the line of scrimmage. b. an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the ball. 22.a scrimmage held as a form of sport between classes or bodies of students in colleges. 23.rushes. Movies . a series of hastily printed shots from the previous day's shooting, selected by the director to be viewed for possible inclusion in the final version of the film. 24.Informal . a series of lavish attentions paid a woman by a suitor. 25.the rushing by a fraternity or sorority. 26.Also called flash. Slang . the initial, intensely pleasurable or exhilarated feeling experienced upon taking a narcotic or stimulant drug. -adj. 27.requiring or done in haste. 28.characterized by excessive business, a press of work or traffic, etc.
-noun 1. any grasslike plant of the genus Juncus, having pithy or hollow stems, found in wet or marshy places. 2. any plant of the rush family. 3. any of various similar plants. 4. a stem of such a plant, used for making chair bottoms, mats, baskets, etc. 5. something of little or no value; trifle.
We rush through rushes Screaming like demons A childhood perk.
-adj. 1. lacking intensity of colour; colourless or whitish. 2. of a low degree of chroma, saturation, or purity; approaching white or grey. 3. not bright or brilliant; dim. 4. faint or feeble; lacking vigour. -verb (used without object), verb (used with object) 5. to make or become pale
-noun 1. a stake or picket, as of a fence. 2. an enclosing or confining barrier; enclosure. 3. an enclosed area. 4. limits; bounds. 5. a district or region within designated bounds. 6. ( initial capital letter ) Also called English Pale, Irish Pale. a district in eastern Ireland included in the Angevin Empire of King Henry II and his successors. 7. an ordinary in the form of a broad vertical stripe at the centre of an escutcheon. 8. Shipbuilding . a shore used inside to support the deck beams of a hull under construction. -verb (used with object) 9. to enclose with pales; fence. 10.to encircle or encompass.
-verb (used without object) 1. to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing. 2. to result or accrue, as to a person. 3. to come back or reflect upon a person as to honour or disgrace (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
An angel Redounds upon their fall Glowing in the rain
-verb (used without object) 1. to remain; continue; stay. 2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside. 3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last. -verb (used with object) 4. to put up with; tolerate; stand. 5. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting. 6. to wait for; await. 7. to accept without opposition or question. 8. to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
I shall abide In our abode But only abide this much That love excuses
—verb 1. to stem the flow of (a liquid, especially blood) or (of a liquid) to stop flowing 2. to prevent the flow of a liquid, especially blood, from (a hole, wound, etc) 3. an archaic word for assuage —noun 4. a primitive form of lock in which boats are carried over shallow parts of a river in a rush of water released by the lock ALSo: stanch
A broken cup Liquid quickly staunched Our lives so frail
VERBENA [ver-bee-nuh] -noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Verbena, especially any of several hybrid species cultivated for their showy flower clusters. 2. any of various other plants, as the lemon verbena or sand verbena.
Fragile and fragrant Letters of verbena Promising warmth and tea.
AWN [awn] -noun Botany . 1. a bristle-like appendage of a plant, especially on the glumes of grasses. 2. such appendages collectively, as those forming the beard of wheat, barley, etc. 3. any similar bristle.
He was prickly Too much awn on his cheeks But then when I complained He reminded me of how much We had relished our roll In the awns last spring.
-noun 1. censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public. 2. discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
I won't stone you Regardless of the ambient obloquy Despite the fact that weapons abound For who am I to judge?
-noun 1. Also, Pal·la·di·on [puh-ley-dee-on] a statue of Athena, especially one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was supposed to depend. 2. ( usually lowercase ) anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.
-noun 1.a ductile malleable silvery-white element of the platinum metal group occurring principally in nickel-bearing ores: used as a hydrogenation catalyst and, alloyed with gold, in jewellery.
Watch tower Awkward palladium Where are those stairs leading to?
-noun 1. a pungent condiment obtained from various plants of the genus Piper, especially from the dried berries, used whole or ground, of the tropical climbing shrub P. nigrum. 2. any plant of the genus Piper. 3. any of several plants of the genus Capsicum, especially C. annuum, cultivated in many varieties, or C. frutescens. 4. the usually green or red fruit of any of these plants, ranging from mild to very pungent in flavor. 5. the pungent seeds of several varieties of C. annuum or C. frutescens, used ground or whole as a condiment. -verb (used with object) 6. to season with or as if with pepper. 7. to sprinkle or cover, as if with pepper; dot. 8. to sprinkle like pepper. 9.to hit with rapidly repeated short jabs. 10.to pelt with or as if with shot or missiles. 11.to discharge (shot or missiles) at something.
Unlikely companions Vanilla and green pepper Blended in alliance To confound your senses.
-verb (used without object) 1. to work hard; drudge. 2. to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy. -verb (used with object) 3. Archaic. to wet or smear. -noun 4. hard work or drudgery. 5. confusion, turmoil, or trouble. 6. Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation. 7. Mining. a short hand tool with a polygonal point, used for breaking or prying out rock.
Dough making Requires a good dose of moiling As well as time.
-noun 1. a low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices. 2. a mumbled or private expression of discontent. 3. Also called heart murmur. Medicine/Medical. a. an abnormal sound heard on listening to the heart, usually through a stethoscope, produced by the blood passing through deformed cardiac valves. b. in some persons a similar sound heard when blood passes through normal valves. 4. Phonetics. a voice quality in which vibration of the vocal cords is accompanied by the escape of a great deal of air, as in the (h) of ahead; breathy voice. -verb (used without object) 5. to make a low or indistinct sound, especially continuously. 6. to speak in a low tone or indistinctly. 7. to complain in a low tone or in private. -verb (used with object) 8. to sound by murmurs. 9. to utter in a low tone
A murmur So soft So tender To the ear A murmur Can murder A heart If displaced Or malicious
PURR [pur] -verb (used without object) 1. to utter a low, continuous, murmuring sound expressive of contentment or pleasure, as a cat does. 2. (of things) to make a sound suggestive of the purring of a cat. -verb (used with object) 3. to express by or as if by purring. -noun 4. the low, vibrating sound made by a cat by the contracting of the laryngeal muscles and the diaphragm as it breathes. 5. a sound resembling this. 6. the act of purring.
She purrs so Loud and clear A little hand trap Luring you closer Bound to her will
-noun 1. an abnormal condition of the body, characterized by undue rise in temperature, quickening of the pulse, and disturbance of various body functions. 2. an abnormally high body temperature. 3. the number of degrees of such a temperature above the normal. 4. any of a group of diseases in which high temperature is a prominent symptom. 5. intense nervous excitement. -verb (used with object) 6. to affect with or as with fever
Treading the file line Between imagination and hypochondria Fever could easily transform me In a dead piece of wood.
-adj. 1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. 2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious. 3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated. 4. hidden from view. 5. (in early science) a. not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation. b. of a nature not understood, as physical qualities. c. dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult science. 6. Medicine/Medical. present in amounts too small to be visible -noun 7. the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole (usually preceded by "the"). 8. occult studies or sciences (usually preceded by "the"). -verb (used with object) 9. to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide. 10.Astronomy. to hide (a celestial body) by occultation. -verb (used without object) 11.to become hidden or shut off from view.
Anamorphic frescoes Occulted by a point of view Isn’t everything else as well?
ZOETROPE [zoh-ee-trohp] -noun
a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.
Shadows and light
Life's binary code