Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Say it with flowers!

I got some lovely peach tulips for my birthday. Thank you to Laurie, Bill and Mikaila.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday is the letter W

I'm posting my Wordless Wednesday over at Fire and Ice today!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 13

13 Words I didn't know that start with the letter Q.
These were found in the 1828 version of Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language. I found them here.

1. Quondam:
QUON'DAM, used adjectively. [L.] Having been formerly; former; as a quondam king or friend.

2. Quoin:
QUOIN, n. [See Coin].
1. A corner.
2. An instrument to raise any thing; a wedge employed to raise cannon to a proper level, and for other purposes.
3. In architecture, the corner of a brick or stone wall.

3. Quitter-bone:
QUIT'TER-BONE, n. In farriery, a hard round swelling on the coronet, between the heel and the quarter, usually on the inside of the foot.

4. Quirpele:
QUIRP'ELE, n. The Indian ferret, an animal of the weasel kind.

5. Quintal:
QUINT'AL, n. [l. centum, a hundred.] A hundred pounds in weight; or a weight of that number of pounds; sometimes written and pronounced kentle.

6. Querulous:
QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]
1. Complaining or habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as a querulous man or people.
2. Expressing complaint; as a querulous tone of voice.

7. Quacksalver:
QUACK'SALVER, n. One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan.

8. Quadrel:
QUAD'REL, n. In architecture, a kind of artificial stone made of chalky earth and dried in the shade for two years; so called from being square.

9. Quartern:
QUART'ERN, n. The fourth part of a pint; a gill.

10. Quassation:
QUASSA'TION, n. [L. quassatio.] The act of shaking; concussion; the state of being shaken.

11. Quaternity:
QUATERN'ITY, n. [supra.] The number four.

12. Quiddany:
QUID'DANY, n. [L. cydonium.] Marmalade; a confection of quinces prepared with sugar.

13. Quindecagon:
QUINDEC'AGON, n. [L. quinque, five Gr. ten, and angle.]
In geometry, a plain figure with fifteen sides and fifteen angles.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 12

My Thursday Thirteen is over at Fire and Ice today!
It is posted a day late due to technical difficulties.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday, A Time Gone By

Here are some pictures I took of the old grain mill near my house. When I was a teen, they still used this mill daily. The trains backed up and dropped their grain down the chute from the bottom of the grain cars. You should be able to barely see the tracks that run up alongside the building. Eventually the grain was delivered by semi-truck, but still dropped down the chute. This mill made animal feeds. I've always thought it would be a wonderful place for an antique store. Alas, I haven't the funds to make that happen.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 11

My Thursday Thirteen is going to be over at my other site today. I have a lot going on right now and no time to post two complete blogs.
It's title is "C is for Cookie". Check it out! There is a unique recipe for peanut butter cookies included.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

My Wordless Wednesday is over at my Fire and Ice page. It is things that begin with the letter B.