1. Often, wattles . a number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc.
2. wattles, a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch.
3. (in Australia) any of various acacias whose shoots and branches were used by the early colonists for wattles, now valued especially for their bark, which is used in tanning.
4. a fleshy lobe or appendage hanging down from the throat or chin of certain birds, as the domestic chicken or turkey.
-verb (used with object)
5. to bind, wall, fence, etc., with wattle or wattles.
6. to roof or frame with or as if with wattles.
7. to form into a basketwork; interweave; interlace.
8. to make or construct by interweaving twigs or branches:
9. built or roofed with wattle or wattles.
When words refuse to wattle
Baulking at stories and making sense
Poetry comes along to lend a helping verse
Free from sense and construction
11th March 2018
6 days ago