DOWN –adv. 1. from higher to lower; in descending direction or order; toward, into, or in a lower position. 2. on or to the ground, floor, or bottom. 3. to or in a sitting or lying position. 4. to or in a position, area, or district considered lower, especially from a geographical or cartographic standpoint, as to the south, a business district, etc. 5. to or at a lower value or rate. 6. to a lesser pitch or volume. 7. in or to a calmer, less active, or less prominent state. 8. from an earlier to a later time. 9. from a greater to a lesser strength, amount, etc. 10.in an attitude of earnest application. 11.on paper or in a book. 12.in cash at the time of purchase; at once. 13.to the point of defeat, submission, inactivity, etc. 14.in or into a fixed or supine position. 15.to the source or actual position. 16.into a condition of ill health. 17.in or into a lower status or condition. 18.Nautical . toward the lee side, so as to turn a vessel to windward. –preposition 19.in a descending or more remote direction or place on, over, or along. –adj. 20.downward; going or directed downward. 21.being at a low position or on the ground, floor, or bottom. 22.toward the south, a business district, etc. 23.associated with or serving traffic, transportation, or the like, directed toward the south, a business district, etc. 24.downcast; depressed; dejected. 25.ailing, especially, sick and bedridden. 26.being the portion of the full price, as of an article bought on the installment plan, that is paid at the time of purchase or delivery. 27.Football . (of the ball) not in play. 28.behind an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc. 29.Baseball . out. 30.losing or having lost the amount indicated, especially at gambling. 31.having placed one's bet. 32.finished, done, considered, or taken care of. 33.out of order. –noun 34.a downward movement; descent. 35.a turn for the worse; reverse. 36.Football . a.one of a series of four plays during which a team must advance the ball at least 10 yards (9 meters) to keep possession of it. b.the declaring of the ball as down or out of play, or the play immediately preceding this. –verb (used with object) 37.to put, knock, or throw down; subdue. 38.to drink down, especially quickly or in one gulp. 39.Informal . to defeat in a game or contest. 40.to cause to fall from a height, especially by shooting. –verb (used without object) 41.to go down; fall. –interjection 42.(used as a command to a dog to stop attacking, to stop jumping on someone, to get off a couch or chair, etc.). 43.(used as a command or warning to duck, take cover, or the like)
–noun 1. the soft, first plumage of many young birds. 2. the soft under plumage of birds as distinct from the contour feathers. 3. the under plumage of some birds, as geese and ducks, used for filling in quilts, clothing, etc., chiefly for warmth. 4. a growth of soft, fine hair or the like. 5. Botany . a.a fine, soft pubescence on plants and some fruits. b.the light, feathery pappus or coma on seeds by which they are borne on the wind, as on the dandelion and thistle. –adj. 6. filled with down
–noun 1. Often, downs. (used especially in southern England) open, rolling, upland country with fairly smooth slopes usually covered with grass. 2. (initial capital letter ) any sheep of several breeds, raised originally in the downs of southern England, as the Southdown, Suffolk, etc. 3. Archaic . a hill, especially a sand hill or dune.
Satisfaction Yolks running down Soaking into bread
—noun 1. a groove or furrow in a soft road, caused by wheels 2. any deep mark, hole, or groove 3. a narrow or predictable way of life, set of attitudes, etc; dreary or undeviating routine (especially in the phrase "in a rut") —verb 4. (trans.) to make a rut or ruts in —noun 1. a recurrent period of sexual excitement and reproductive activity in certain male ruminants, such as the deer, that corresponds to the period of oestrus in females 2. another name for oestrus —verb 3. (intr.) (of male ruminants) to be in a period of sexual excitement and activity
With its rutted horns, The ram has the perfect excuse For perennial rut.
INVEIGLE –verb (used with object) 1. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by "into") 2. to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by "from" or "away")
His sweet dove-like purr Is perfect for inveigling me Into feeding him a few morsels
-verb 1. To toughen or temper. 2. To heat (glass, earthenware, metals, etc.) to remove or prevent internal stress. 3. To free from internal stress by heating and gradually cooling. 4. To fuse colors onto (a vitreous or metallic surface) by heating.
With each rejection My heart's skin annealed Tempered stained glass vessel With leaden wings
–adj. 1. Anatomy . of, pertaining to, or situated near the side and top of the skull or the parietal bone. 2. Biology . of or pertaining to parietes or structural walls. 3. Botany . pertaining to or arising from a wall: usually applied to ovules when they proceed from or are borne on the walls or sides of the ovary.
Blind But for his parietal eye His tune would be lacking depth of field If it wasn't for his heart's Compound vision
SPAR –noun 1. Nautical . a stout pole such as those used for masts, etc.; a mast, yard, boom, gaff, or the like. 2. Aeronautics . a principal lateral member of the framework of a wing of an airplane. –verb (used with object) 3. to provide or make with spars.
–verb (used without object) 1. (of boxers) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, especially as a part of training. 2. to box, especially with light blows. 3. to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do. 4. to bandy words; dispute. –noun 5. a motion of sparring. 6. a boxing match. 7. a dispute.
–noun any of various more or less lustrous crystalline minerals
I often wonder About angels physiology Their skeletons and mechanics If their wings have spars If they have guts Or brains, even.
-noun 1. A maidservant or lady's maid in a play or an opera, especially one who displays coquetry and engages in intrigue. 2. A young woman regarded as flirtatious. 3. A soprano who sings supporting roles in comic opera.
If We had known Of her talent A shameless flirt Plying to all She'd have been called Soubrette
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–noun Botany . 1. the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit. 2. the state of flowering. –verb (used without object) 3. Botany . to produce or yield blossoms. 4. to flourish; develop (often followed by “into” or “out” ). 5. (of a parachute) to open.
Shy blossoms sing Hiding in the greenery Unveiled by their scent
–adj. 1. of or pertaining to a digit or finger. 2. resembling a digit or finger. 3. manipulated with a finger or the fingertips. 4. displaying a readout in digital form. 5. having digits or digit-like parts. 6. of, pertaining to, or using data in the form of numerical digits. 7. Computers . involving or using numerical digits expressed in a scale of notation to represent discretely all variables occurring in a problem. 8. of, pertaining to, or using numerical calculations. 9. available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by computer. –noun 10. one of the keys or finger levers of keyboard instruments.
You have gone digital, binary even, And I am lost in a forest of 1 and 0s, Looking for some more sophisticated emotion Or a simpler heart beat still.