Saturday 31 January 2015



-verb (intr.) usually followed by “in”
1. to lie in or be exposed to pleasant warmth, especially that of the sun
2. to flourish or feel secure under some benevolent influence or favourable condition

Winter sun
The best beam
To bask in

Friday 30 January 2015



1. a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2. any formal request to a higher authority or deity; entreaty
3. (law) a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action
4. the action of petitioning
5. (trans.) to address or present a petition to (a person in authority, government, etc.)
6. (intr.) followed by “for” . to seek by petition  

Lack of funding?
Lack of interest?
Petition no longer.

Thursday 29 January 2015



stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish

There was a theological dispute
Balderdash thrown to and fro
Which is how Parsifal came to
His senses walking the sword
But in the wrong place - vertigo

Wednesday 28 January 2015



1. (mainly dialect) knowing or sly
2. (slang) (followed by “of”) suspicious or wary
3. (slang) rowdy or boisterous
Also: Leary

Shying away.
Leery or leery?
Or maybe just
Not interested?