Thursday, 3 August 2017

Break

BREAK

-verb
1. to separate or become separated into two or more pieces
2. to damage or become damaged so as to be inoperative
3. to crack or become cracked without separating
4. to burst or cut the surface of (skin, etc.)
5. to discontinue or become discontinued
6. to disperse or become dispersed
7. (trans.) to fail to observe (an agreement, promise, law, etc.)
8. (followed by “with”) . to discontinue an association (with)
9. to disclose or be disclosed
10. (trans.) to fracture (a bone) in (a limb, etc.)
11. (trans.) to divide (something complete or perfect)
12. to bring or come to an end
13. (trans.) to bring to an end by or as if by force
14. ( when intr., often followed by “out”) to escape (from)
15. to weaken or overwhelm or be weakened or overwhelmed, as in spirit
16. (trans.) to cut through or penetrate
17. (trans.) to improve on or surpass
18. (trans.; often followed by “in”) to accustom (a horse) to the bridle and saddle, to being ridden, etc.
19. (trans. ; often followed by “of”) to cause (a person) to give up (a habit)
20. (trans.) to weaken the impact or force of
21. (trans.) to decipher
22. (trans.) to lose the order of
23. (trans.) to reduce to poverty or the state of bankruptcy
24. ( when intr., followed by “into”) to obtain, give, or receive smaller units in exchange for; change
25. (transitive) mainly military
to demote to a lower rank
26. (intr; often foll by from or out of)
to proceed suddenly
27. (intr.) to come into being
28. (intr.; followed by “into” or “out into”)
a. to burst into song, laughter, etc.
b. to change to a faster pace
29. (trans.) to open with explosives
30. (intr.) (of waves)
a. (often followed by “against”) to strike violently
b. to collapse into foam or surf
31. (intr.) (in particular of fish) . to appear above the surface of the water
32. (intr.) (of the amniotic fluid surrounding an unborn baby) . to be released when the amniotic sac ruptures in the first stage of labour
33. (intr.) (informal , mainly US) to turn out in a specified manner
34. (intr.) (of prices, especially stock exchange quotations) . to fall sharply
35. (intr.) to make a sudden effort, as in running, horse racing, etc.
36. (intr.) (cricket) (of a ball) . to change direction on bouncing
37. (trans.) (cricket) (of a player) . to knock down at least one bail from (a wicket)
38. (intr.) (billiards , snooker) . to scatter the balls at the start of a game
39. (intr.) (horse racing) . to commence running in a race
40. (intr.) (boxing , wrestling) . (of two fighters) to separate from a clinch
41. (intr.) (music)
a. (of the male voice) to undergo a change in register, quality, and range at puberty
b. (of the voice or some instruments) to undergo a change in tone, quality, etc., when changing registers
42. (intr.) (phonetics) . (of a vowel) to turn into a diphthong, in particular as a development in the language
43. (trans.) to open the breech of (certain firearms) by snapping the barrel away from the butt on its hinge
44. (trans.) to interrupt the flow of current in (an electrical circuit)
45. (intr.) (informal , mainly US) . to become successful; make a breakthrough
-noun
46. the act or result of breaking; fracture
47. a crack formed as the result of breaking
48. a brief respite or interval between two actions
49. a sudden rush, especially to escape
50. a breach in a relationship
51. any sudden interruption in a continuous action
52. (British) . a short period between classes at school (US and Canadian equivalent : recess)
53. (informal) a fortunate opportunity, in particular to prove oneself
54. (informal) a piece of (good or bad) luck
55. (especially in a stock exchange) . a sudden and substantial decline in prices
56. (prosody) . a pause in a line of verse; caesura
57. (billiards , snooker)
a. a series of successful shots during one turn
b. the points scored in such a series
58. (billiards , snooker)
a. the opening shot with the cue ball that scatters the placed balls
b. the right to take this first shot
59. (Also called : service break, break of serve tennis) . the act or instance of breaking an opponent's service
60. one of the intervals in a sporting contest
61. (horse racing) the start of a race
62. (in tenpin bowling) . failure to knock down all the pins after the second attempt
63. (music)
a. (jazz) a short usually improvised solo passage
b. an instrumental passage in a pop song
64. a discontinuity in an electrical circuit
65. access to a radio channel by a citizens' band operator
-exclamation
66. (boxing , wrestling) . a command by a referee for two opponents to separate
















After 3245 posts
It is time to take

A well deserved break

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Dust

DUST

-noun
1. dry fine powdery material, such as particles of dirt, earth or pollen
2. a cloud of such fine particles
3. the powdery particles to which something is thought to be reduced by death, decay, or disintegration
4. the mortal body of man
5. the corpse of a dead person
6. the earth; ground
7. (informal) a disturbance; fuss
8. something of little or no worth
9. (informal) .(in mining jargon) . silicosis or any similar respiratory disease
10. ashes or household refuse
-verb
11. (trans.) to sprinkle or cover (something) with (dust or some other powdery substance)
12. to remove dust by wiping, sweeping, or brushing
13. (archaic) .to make or become dirty with dust

























A modern Scarlett
Spurning dust until it is land

Worth fighting for



Iva Basara - Photography workshop with Margarita Kareva in Florence


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Fluff

FLUFF

-noun
1. soft light particles, such as the down or nap of cotton or wool
2. any light downy substance
3. an object, matter, etc, of little importance; trifle
4. (informal) . a mistake, in particular when speaking or reading lines or performing music
5. (informal) (everyday sexism). a young woman
-verb
6. to make or become soft and puffy by shaking or patting; puff up
7. (informal) . to make a mistake in performing (an action, dramatic speech, music, etc.)


























We look on
Mesmerised
By fluff
In her hair





Iva Basara - Photography workshop with Margarita Kareva in Florence

Monday, 31 July 2017

Tuft

TUFT

-noun
1. a bunch of feathers, grass, hair, etc., held together at the base
2. a cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress, a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding
3. a small clump of trees or bushes
4. (formerly) a gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities
5. (university jargon) . a person entitled to wear such a tassel
-verb
6. (trans.) to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts
7. to form or be formed into tufts
8. to secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts

























Sweet summer scents
From the tuft she carries
River traces and dreams



Liza - Photography workshop with Margarita Kareva in Florence

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Freekeh

FREEKEH
[ˈfriːkeɪ]

-noun
a cereal prepared by roasting wheat that has been harvested while the grains are still green

























A smoky bite
Perfect summer salad
Freekeh
Nutty and sweet


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Hearty

HEARTY

-adj.
1. warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
2. vigorous and enthusiastic
3. sincere and heartfelt
4. healthy and strong
5. substantial and nourishing
-noun
6. (informal) . a comrade, often when a sailor
7. a vigorous sporting man


























His pals found him hearty

The turtle was of a different opinion



Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bohemian

BOHEMIAN

-noun
1. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia, in particular of the old kingdom of Bohemia; a Czech
2. (often not capital) a person, especially an artist or writer, who lives an unconventional life
3. the Czech language
-adj.
4. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia, its people, or their language
5. a gypsy
6. unconventional in appearance, behaviour, etc.

























A romantic
Lover
Of Bohemian style
Flowery
And rococo



Iva Basara - Photography workshop with Margarita Kareva in Florence

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Residence

RESIDENCE

-noun
1. the place in which one resides; abode or home
2. a large imposing house; mansion
3. the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
4. the official house of the governor of any of various countries
5. the state of being officially present
6. the seat of some inherent quality, characteristic, etc.


























A light
Soft and inviting
A cushioned residence
And the promise of soft music
Angels flapping their wings

In time


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Veranda

VERANDA
[vəˈrændə]

-noun
1. a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
2. (New Zealand) . a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street


























Stones sing and melt
Under the midday sun
And we would fry
But for the grace

Of a cool veranda

Monday, 24 July 2017

Ashlar

ASHLAR

-noun
1. a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
2. a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall of rubble or brick
3. masonry made of ashlar


























Decorative ashlar
Adding an exotic touch

To an otherwise boring building

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Heart

HEART

-noun
1. the hollow muscular organ in vertebrates whose contractions propel the blood through the circulatory system. In mammals it consists of a right and left atrium and a right and left ventricle
2. the corresponding organ or part in invertebrates
3. this organ considered as the seat of life and emotions, in particular love
4. emotional mood or disposition
5. tenderness or pity
6. courage or spirit; bravery
7. the inmost or most central part of a thing
8. the most important or vital part
9. (of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part
10. the core of a tree
11. the part nearest the heart of a person; breast
12. a dearly loved person: usually used as a term of address
13. a conventionalized representation of the heart, having two rounded lobes at the top meeting in a point at the bottom
14. a red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card
15. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked
16. a fertile condition in land, conducive to vigorous growth in crops or herbage
-verb
17. (intr.) (of vegetables) to form a heart
18. an archaic word for hearten


























Dear heart
Let me eat you
Because love is fickle

And flesh is hearty

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Mope

MOPE

-verb (intr.)
1. to be gloomy or apathetic
2. to move or act in an aimless way
-noun
3. a gloomy person

























She refuses cuddles
Mopes about
And stays off food

Sick kitty

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lacustrine

LACUSTRINE
[ləˈkʌstraɪn]

-adj.
1. of or relating to lakes
2. living or growing in or on the shores of a lake

























In a natural reserve
Lacustrine creatures

Eye you with suspicion

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Plafond

PLAFOND
[pləˈfɒn]

-noun
1. a ceiling, in particular one having ornamentation
2. a card game, a precursor of contract bridge


























Yes, I suppose
One could admire

The plafond too