Monday, 21 April 2014



1. (plural) -lons. the punctuation mark :, usually preceding an explanation or an example of what has gone before, a list, or an extended quotation
2. (plural) -lons. this mark used for certain other purposes, such as expressions of time, as in 2:45 p.m., or when a ratio is given in figures, as in 5:3
3. (plural) -la  (-lə) . (in classical prosody) a part of a rhythmic period with two to six feet and one principal accent or ictus

1. (plural) -lons, -la  (-lə) . the part of the large intestine between the caecum and the rectum

1. a colonial farmer or plantation owner, especially in a French colony

No explanation follows this colon,
Nor should we expect any such thing
As a reason or a motive for these:
The eye is dead but looks on still

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