Tag Archives: ellipses

‘A’ lies anywhere on the minor axis…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: cockatrice, orogenesis, spane, lazar, prepollence, and zounds. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 36…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: waratah, knotenschiefer, colibri, menhaden, strongyle, and woodburytype. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Forensic science, ellipses, and pencils…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Alfred Hitchcock having a flaming row on the set of Dial M For Murder in 1953. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, having managed to do only … Continue reading

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The Sneaky Moon-Sun Clue…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: torrid taupe, melancholy mauve, vulgar violet, romping red, groaning grey, bombazine black, anodyne azure and rollicking russet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unless you are very new to these pages you will almost certainly have spotted that … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Smash man Geordie!’ – a 19th c. Durham miner’s oath. No, I don’t know what it means either, but it does sound good… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 274. I’m sorry I’m … Continue reading

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