Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scrabulous, building my vocabulary

Playing Scrabulous on Facebook with fellow students from my course, I picked up the letters T W I B I L S. Very Monty Python sounding word I thought, but I was very surprised to find it a valid word!

Plural of twibil
n. - A kind of mattock, or ax; esp., a tool like a pickax, but having, instead of the points, flat terminations, one of which is parallel to the handle, the other perpendicular to it.
n. - A tool for making mortises.
n. - A reaping hook.
Nice, thanks MoreWords (Robert Hoare). Apparently if I'm armed with a twibil, I'm twibilled - according to onlinedictionary [from a 1913 Webster].

I was fascinated by one of More Words' random words:

vug : rock cavity: a small hole in a rock or vein that often contains a mineral lining that differs from that of the surrounding matrix - MSN Encarta

from which one can apparently make an adjective: vuggy

Watch out Helen & Graham, I'll be stronger for our next Upwords game.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Jigsaw drama

Hands Up jigsaw
Originally uploaded by moonflowerdragon.

If you take a close look at the picture can you see what drama is being played out?


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