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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER D

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER DA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0




DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = diadromous – All the stars found in the constellation Andromeda.

Sentence = For the science fair, Jane constructed a diorama of the Andromeda diadromous, using twinkle lights.

Real Definition = Pertaining to fish; migratory between salt and fresh waters.

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Daffy Definition = dibble – The small bounces of a basketball, esp. in a child’s game.

Sentence = When Jack turned five years old, he joined the neighborhood basketball team, where he learned to dibble the ball.

Real Definition = A small hand implement used to make holes in the ground for plants, seeds, or bulbs; to make holes in the soil with or as if with a dibble.

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Daffy Definition = dacapo – A cloth hat or cap, that is reversible.

Sentence = Cindy squealed in delight, when she spied the red and blue dacapo, at the department store.

Real Definition = From the beginning – used as a direction in music to repeat.

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A to Z Blog Challenge … Letter C

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A to Z Blog Challenge … Letter C A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = camerlengo – Instructions in how to operate a camera, written in camera lingo terms, so they are easily understood.

Sentence = In order to understand her new camera’s functions, she had to refer to the camerlengo that was included in the package.

Real Definition = A cardinal who heads the Apostolic Camera.

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Daffy Definition = concatenate/concatenation – A newly formed country, ruled by cats.

Sentence = Due to the prevalence of cats on the internet, by special decree, we hereby dub all cats citizens of this new country, to be named Concatenation.

Real Definition = To link together in a series or chain; linked together.

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Daffy Definition = camion – To wear camouflage; the opposite of cami-off.

Sentence = During basic training, all troops must learn about camouflage uniforms, beginning with when to put their camion, and when to take it off.

Real Definition = A motor truck, or bus.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – LETTER B

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – LETTER B

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Today’s A to Z Blog Challenge is for the letter B.

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

Daffy Definition = Balbriggan – A relative of the Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

Sentence = Balbriggan Baggins didn’t usually travel, but he wanted to attend the family reunion, this year.

Real Definition = A knitted cotton fabric used esp. for underwear or hosiery.

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Daffy Definition = Bentonitic/Bentonite – The squiggly red line under a misspelled word, when typing on the computer; a bent italic.

Sentence = There were so many bentonitics in her first draft, she decided to start over.

Real Definition = An absorptive and colloidal clay used esp. as a filler (as in paper) or carrier (as of drugs)

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Daffy Definition = Billet-doux – A shared room in a hotel.

Sentence = Jill and Jane stayed in the billet-doux, while on spring break.

Real Definition = A love letter.

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A to Z Blog Challenge – A

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A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0A to Z Blog Challenge – A

Today begins the 2015 A to Z Blog Challenge. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/  I did the challenge last year, and it was lots of fun. I managed to post an entry every day (except Sundays) for the whole month of April. I did this on both my blogs, and they were all random subjects. Each day of the month you use a letter of the alphabet, writing about something that begins with that letter, from A to Z.

This year I will only do this blog, and I will have a theme. My theme will be called DAFFY DEFINITIONS. Here’s how it will go… I pick out a word I don’t know the definition of, from the dictionary. I will make up a definition for that word, and then write a sentence using that. Then, I will give the correct definition. Sounded like a good idea, to learn some new words, and also have a laugh at the same time.

So, hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.

LETTER A

Word = Augury

Daffy Definition = A special studio where people come to do their arguing

Sentence = Betty and Tom rented a room at the augury for $250 an hour. Even though they argued and shouted, they settled their differences.

Real Definition = augur/augury…an official diviner from ancient Rome, one held to foretell events by omens, to predict the future, esp. from omens, a divination from omens or portents or from chance events

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Word = Adumbrate

Daffy Definition = A two-decker cart on wheels, used to bring food to customer’s tables, in a fancy restaurant…a dumbwaiter on wheels

Sentence = Stella had pushed that adumbrate 5,000 miles in the course of her employment at the restaurant.

Real Definition = to foreshadow vaguely, to give a sketchy representation or outline of, to overshadow or obscure

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Word = Astrakhan

Daffy Definition = An early astronaut from back in the days of Genghis Khan

Sentence = Unearthing artifacts from the Mongolian desert, archeologists found evidence of the first astrakhans.

Real Definition = A cloth made from wool that is of curled and looped pile resembling karakul (a breed of sheep)

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