Monday, 18 March 2013



1. an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
2. a thing or place that confines or imprisons
3. something resembling a cage in function or structure
4. the enclosed platform of a lift, especially as used in a mine
5. engineering . a skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing
6. informal  the basket used in basketball
7. informal  the goal in ice hockey
8. (US) a steel framework on which guns are supported
9. (trans.) to confine in or as in a cage

A massive ornate cage
With enthusiastic singing birds
Clamouring for release

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