Welcome to Thesaurus Thursday, 2009.
This game has brought me great joy and taught me many new words! I'm glad to continue it into this new year. Welcome to all newcomers!! Take a minute and peruse our "game rules" here, then come back to this post and join in for big fun and enormous laughs!
Are you ready??
Last week's official definitions were:
back matter - the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
balkline - a straight line drawn across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.
and from Wikipedia - title of a large array of carom billiards games generally played with two cue balls and a third, red object ball, on a cloth-covered, 5 foot × 10 foot, pocketless table that is divided by balklines on the cloth into marked regions called balk spaces Over its history balkline has had many variations In its various incarnations, balkline was the predominant billiards discipline from 1883 to the 1930s when it was overtaken by three cushion billiards and pocket billiards. Balkline is not very common in the U.S. but still enjoys a large popularity in Europe and the Far East.
George Sutton tobacco card (George Sutton was a dominant player of straight rail and balkline billiards in the 19th century). Note the balklines drawn on the table, with anchor spaces visible where each meets the rail
Author Mecca Tobacco Company
(Reusing this image) Copyright expired—American corporate author produced 95 years ago
Congrats to these Silly Geese:
AZ hiding in the weeds said...
Back matter: In well-mannered society one cannot user the term badonkadonk or junk-in-her-trunk, so the upper class say: "Vera, did you get a glimpse of Glenda's back matter?"
Balkline - n.The point at which procrastination and foot-dragging ceases to be tolerated.
ex: Eddy knew he had crossed the balkline when he opened his lunch box and found that, instead of lunch, his mother had packed the weeks' worth of dirty sock he had left on his bedroom floor.
Thanks! y'all cracked me up!!
The words for this week are:
For those of you who are new this year, all words and definitions come from my 1992 Random House Webster's College Dictionary. I do not pick proper nouns or words that I know the meaning of.
For all winners, the Awards will continue to be found on my sidebar to pick up at your leisure.
Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!