Saturday, 23 June 2018



-verb (intr.)
1. to hold back or be slow in acting; be uncertain
2. to be unwilling or reluctant (to do something)
3. to stammer or pause in speaking

She looks askance
Hesitating to trust a stranger
With her wellbeing

Friday, 22 June 2018



(Northern England dialect) a passageway between walls or fences

Mock window
Open onto a snicket
Invites an escape

Thursday, 21 June 2018



1. a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
2. a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
3. an agency or means of access, communication, etc.
4. (botany) . a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
5.  a rare word for fountain

As a recurring theme
This humorous conduit
Seems to hint at history

Or at least a story

Wednesday, 20 June 2018



-verb (trans.)
1. to speak contemptuously of; belittle
2. to damage the reputation of

Rust acting up
All to disparage

Nobel metal artwork

Tuesday, 19 June 2018



brilliant, shining, or translucent

Up north
Lucent dusks
Shimmering nights

Tender premature dawns

Monday, 18 June 2018



1. forming, resembling, or possessing a surrounding crust or shell
2. (zoology) another word for crustacean

We cannot help
But marvel
At medieval beauty
Crustaceous lions

And stone lace

Sunday, 17 June 2018



1. ample; abundant
2. producing or yielding abundantly

Summer creeps in
Our Georgian fare
Plenteous in colours,

Scents, and heat

Saturday, 16 June 2018



(slang) a confidence trickster's assistant, in particular a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc., in order to entice others to participate

She sleeps now
The sweet shill
Dreaming of tricking you
Into feeding her scraps
In order to start a trend
So that she has not
To beg anymore

Friday, 15 June 2018



1. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
2. extremely or immeasurably great or numerous
3. all-embracing, absolute, or total
4. (mathematics)
a. having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etc.
b. (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
c. (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integration

At a time
A fisherman’s job
Infinite patience paramount

Thursday, 14 June 2018



(Southeast England dialect) a narrow alleyway

Spring time
In the twitten
Listening to
Birdies tweet

Wednesday, 13 June 2018



1. more than sufficient; abundant
2. large in size, extent, or amount

They come up to breathe
Ample land beasts
Ready to go back down
With every rise
Of the sea level

Tuesday, 12 June 2018



of or relating to rain; rainy

Where are your emotions?
Pluvious street art

Crying in the street

Monday, 11 June 2018



1. a narrow lane or passage, in particular one between or behind buildings.
2. (tennis, mainly US) the space between the singles and doubles sidelines
3. a walk in a park or garden, in particular one lined with trees or bushes

1. a large playing marble

Morning scuttles
Down the alley
On its way to the market
Waking up spiders
And lazy larks

Sunday, 10 June 2018



1. to draw or be drawn taut; stretch tight
2. to exert, tax, or use (resources) to the utmost extent
3. to injure or damage or be injured or damaged by overexertion
4. to deform or be deformed as a result of a stress
5. (intr.) to make intense or violent efforts; strive
6. to subject or be subjected to mental tension or stress
7. to pour or pass (a substance) or (of a substance) to be poured or passed through a sieve, filter, or strainer
8. (trans.) to draw off or remove (one part of a substance or mixture from another) by or as if by filtering
9. (trans.) to clasp tightly; hug
10. (trans.) (obsolete) to force or constrain
11. (intr.; followed by “at”)
a. to push, pull, or work with violent exertion (upon)
b. to strive (for)
c. to balk or scruple (from)
12. the act or an instance of straining
13. the damage resulting from excessive exertion
14. an intense physical or mental effort
15. (music) (often plural) . a theme, melody, or tune
16. a great demand on the emotions, resources, etc.
17. a feeling of tension and tiredness resulting from overwork, worry, etc.; stress
18. a particular style or recurring theme in speech or writing
19. (physics) . the change in dimension of a body under load expressed as the ratio of the total deflection or change in dimension to the original unloaded dimension. It may be a ratio of lengths, areas, or volumes

1. the main body of descendants from one ancestor
2. a group of organisms within a species or variety, distinguished by one or more minor characteristics
3. a variety of bacterium or fungus, in particular when used for a culture
4. a streak; trace
5. (archaic) a kind, type, or sort

Fresh cheese
Enriched with cream

Strained for a night

Saturday, 9 June 2018



1. to push or rub gently against the nose or snout
2. (intr.) to nestle; lie close
3. (trans.) to dig out with the snout

The magnificent
Fluff would nuzzle
Next to us
Snoring happily