Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Poetry — by definition

A new blog, Webster's Daily, celebrates found poetry from the first edition of Noah Webster's
American Dictionary of the English Language (1828).

Some examples:
Blink, n.

Blink of ice, is the dazzling whiteness about the horizon, occasioned by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea.

Holloa, exclam.

A word used in calling.

Among seamen, it is the answer to one that hails, equivalent to,

I hear, and am ready.

Hope, n.

A sloping plain between ridges of mountains. [Not in use.]



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