Saturday, March 19, 2011

rust. (90/365)

found in Shockoe Bottom.


  • S: (n) rust (a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture)
  • S: (n) rust (a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi)
  • S: (n) rust, rusting (the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water)
  • S: (n) rust, rust fungus (any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants)


  • S: (v) corrode, rust (become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid) "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
  • S: (v) corrode, eat, rust (cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid) "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
  • S: (v) rust (become coated with oxide)


S: (adj) rust, rusty, rust-brown (of the brown color of rust)

Definition of "rust" from Princeton's WordNet

donate. (89/365)


  • S: (v) donate (give to a charity or good cause) "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month"

Definition of "donate" from Princeton's WordNet

**There are several places to donate to help with Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami relief work. I've been supporting the American Red Cross.**

Special thanks go out to:

The Little Glass Fish: Japan (81/365)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

bread. (87/365)

found in Shockoe Bottom, VA



  • S: (v) bread (cover with bread crumbs) "bread the pork chops before frying them"

Definition of "bread" from Princeton's WordNet

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

hope. (86/365)

dedicated to Erica of A Feather a Day:

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson (1830–86)


  • S: (n) hope (a specific instance of feeling hopeful) "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  • S: (n) hope (the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled) "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
  • S: (n) promise, hope (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future) "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
  • S: (n) hope (someone (or something) on which expectations are centered) "he was their best hope for a victory"
  • S: (n) Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope (United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003))
  • S: (n) hope (one of the three Christian virtues)


  • S: (v) hope, trust, desire (expect and wish) "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  • S: (v) hope (be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes) "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
  • S: (v) hope, go for (intend with some possibility of fulfilment) "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

Definition of "hope" from Princeton's WordNet

See also:

The Happy Homemaker's House No. 2

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March. (85/365)


  • S: (v) beware, mind (be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to) "Beware of telephone salesmen"
Definition of "beware" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, March 14, 2011

pi. pie. (84/365)


Definition of "pi" from Princeton's WordNet


  • S: (n) pie (dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top)
  • S: (n) Proto-Indo European, PIE (a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages)

Definition of "pie" from Princeton's WordNet

Sunday, March 13, 2011

spork. (83/365)


S: (n) Spork (trademark for a plastic eating utensil that has both tines and a bowl like a spoon)

Definition of "spork" from Princeton's WordNet