Tuesday 30 September 2014



1. the act or state of cohering; tendency to unite
2. (physics) the force that holds together the atoms or molecules in a solid or liquid, as distinguished from adhesion
3. (botany) the fusion in some plants of flower parts, such as petals, that are usually separate

I say
Some say

Monday 29 September 2014



a colourless odourless relatively unreactive gaseous element that forms 78 per cent (by volume) of the air, occurs in many compounds, and is an essential constituent of proteins and nucleic acids: used in the manufacture of ammonia and other chemicals and as a refrigerant. Symbol: N; atomic no: 7; atomic wt: 14.00674; valency: 3 or 5; density: 1⁄2506 kg/m³; melting pt: –210.00°C; boiling pt: –195.8°C

Regardless of what they say
Storms do not smell of nitrogen
But sharp petrichor

Sunday 28 September 2014



-verb (mainly trans.)
1. to fold or wind (paper, cloth, etc.) around (a person or thing) so as to cover
2. (often followed by “up “) to fold paper, etc., around to fasten securely
3. to surround or conceal by surrounding
4. to enclose, immerse, or absorb
5. to fold, wind, or roll up
6. (intr.) often followed by “about”, “around”, etc. . to be or become wound or extended
7. to complete the filming of (a motion picture or television programme)
8. Also called: rap (often followed by “up”) (Australian, informal) to praise (someone)
9. a garment worn wrapped around the body, especially the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak
10. short for “wraparound” . a separately printed sheet folded around a section for binding
11. a type of sandwich consisting of a tortilla wrapped round a filling
12. (mainly US) wrapping or a wrapper
13. (British, slang) a small package of an illegal drug in powder form
14. Also called: rap (Australian, informal) a commendation
15. the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
16. the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme

Marinated lamb
Goat cheese
Secret herbs
Sweet spices
Lentils in a wrap

Saturday 27 September 2014



1. full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
2. (obsolete) having or displaying tenacity of life

Young ebullient stray cat
So vivacious one can only hope
That he will go on being just that

Friday 26 September 2014



-verb (intr.)
1. (usually followed by “with”) to interfere or meddle
2. to use corrupt practices such as bribery or blackmail
3. (usually followed by “with”) to attempt to influence or corrupt, especially by bribery

1. a person or thing that tamps, especially an instrument for packing down tobacco in a pipe
2, a casing around the core of a nuclear weapon to increase its efficiency by reflecting neutrons and delaying the expansion

Whatever you do
Don’t tamper with tampers