Monday, May 26, 2008
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Friday, May 16, 2008
Continuing my list of words I hadn't known
1. An acacia (Acacia koa) native to Hawaii having flowers arranged in axillary racemes and small sickle-shaped leaves:
Originally uploaded by amy.kay.
2. The light-to-dark brown or reddish wood of this tree, used for furniture, crafts, cabinetry, and musical instruments....
Originally uploaded by liltree.
Customized Kramer bass: Koa figuring
Originally uploaded by A.J. Kandy.
Jay; Garrulus glandarius
Originally uploaded by phenolog.
According to hydroponicsearch (sourced from gcide and 1913 Webster) the Eurasian Jay or Garrulus glandarius is also called "kae".
So that is why, if I remember, I could play kae in word games :-)
Okay first time, thanks to Google:
Definitions of HAO on the Web:
* 10 hao equal 1 dong in Vietnam
* Hao is a large coral atoll in the central part of the Tuamotu Archipelago. Because of its shape, French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville named it Harp Island.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hao (French Polynesia)
and again thanks to kwout and the free online dictionary:
So if that sticks I can use HAO in Upwords or Scrabble or ...
And maybe this piece of geographic data will come in handy one day:
Still, maybe knowing more words will help me see them better.
goa: n. A gazelle (Procapra picticaudata) native to Tibet and having backward-curving horns in the male. [The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000, Houghton Mifflin Company.]
(making GOA an acceptable Scramble/Boggle, Scrabble word which I'd have thought to not be acceptable had I known only of: Goa - a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony)
And maybe the information (with pictures) from Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation Foundation could help me remember:...
And now to embed 'hae' in my memory: