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Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Meaning of Falconine


The lady who lives next to me
Has a nose that is scary
Whenever I see her I go quite mental!
All because the way her nose
Is kind of like a nose that goes
In the same direction as a kestrel!

In fact it has often occured
To me maybe she is part bird
By the way her nose looks like a hawk's!
Whenever I see her face
I seem to throw away all grace
And can not help but have a good long gawk!

Poor old Mrs P. Malcolm
Has a nose like a falcon's
I wonder if she's noticed me today?
For deep down I know that I'm
Scared that this old falconine
Lady might decide I am her prey!

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Meaning of Elaphine


I went into the forest where
I hoped to catch myself a deer
A stag upon which I did hope to dine!

But no such luck occurred for me
For on my hunt I did not see
Any creature that was elaphine!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Meaning of Ah


Ah's a word that can convey
A range of emotions they say
Like surprise, pleasure or sympathy

So when I found one night in bed
A kitten asleep on my head
"Ah!" was what I said apparently!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Meaning of Tintinnabulation


I decided for the fun of it
To play with bells outside a bit
Jingling to my neighbors consternation

After a wee while I found
They did not like the tinkling sound
Crying "Stop that Tintinnabulation!"

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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Meaning of Are


The present second singular
Is what I have to say of "are"
And also that it is the present plural
Of another word you see
That word which we know as "be"
A definition that I find infernal!

On account of how it might
Keep me up in thought at night
And leave me in the morning quite undone,
I suppose that I should mention too
It's true the Old English once knew
The same word by the older word "earun".

Another thing to add I fear
Is that an "are" is found elsewhere,
It being a unit of an area
Equal to one hundred square
Meters in metric terms I hear
A system of measuring superior...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Meaning of Dacelonine and Halcyonine

Dacelonine / Halcyonine

There is a bird halcyonine,
That is also dacelonine,
The Kingfisher, a colourful wee bird,

And although named for catching fish
Not all of them enjoy that dish
But can hunt lots of things or so I've heard!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Meaning of Charadrine


A plover, snipe and woodcock spent
An evening in a pub I went
To where I saw them all three sipping wine,
Which was kind of strange to me
Something not ordinary
They weren't exactly acting charadrine!

They sat there speaking normally,
In English too apparently,
About the day they'd had and about how
A scientist of the mad kind
Had done a thing to all their minds
Thus leading them to where they were right now.

And so myself not that inclined
To have a drink with charadrine
Birds I left feeling a bit disturbed
Whoever heard of such a thing?
Birds not singing but speaking
Seem to me more than a bit absurd!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Meaning of Cervine


A moose an elk a stag a deer
Have a thing in common where
They share an adjective when it's defined

And so it's said of things that share
The qualities these creatures bear
That they are a thing that is cervine.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Meaning of Ceratorhine


Really I had to look twice
When I met young Mrs Rice
Who had a face that was preposterous!

For there a big ceratorhine
Nose greeted these eyes of mine
One that should be on a rhinoceros!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Meaning of Capreoline


Today I was surprised to find
The adjective capreoline
Was not about an actor with big bucks!

So sorry to Leonado
The one so named Dicapreo
The word instead refers to the roebucks!

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Meaning of Clathrine


When I do a written test
Even though I try my best
Most of my answers I will expunge
I'm afraid it's certainly
Said and also true of me
I have the brain of a primitive sponge

In fact I am not even sure
If one plus three is even four
Or how to find the square root out for nine
As said above the quality
Of my mental acuity
Is best described no less than being clathrine!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Meaning of Ciconine


I went out for my dinner once
Where I felt like such a dunce
When I realized I had no fork

But it was no catastrophe
For I'm ciconine you see
And used me nose as though I were a stork.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Meaning of Cameline


Whilst I walked the dessert sands
In a dry waterless land
I saw I sight I did not understand,
For with me was an entourage
Which of course was a mirage
The likes of which not seen by any man!

For as I walked alone out doors
With me there upon all fours
Were a bunch peculiar mammals
Who up close appeared to me
Cameline though not really
But men who did pretend that they were camels!