Scrabble Words

Final score: Me 262 to 212 & 211

Scrabble is a fun way to learn new words and an attempt to concoct words in order to win (aka Jeff).  My wonder word of the night: quiet and 66 points. Oh yeah! Indeed, I did tone down the competition and enjoy a rare evening with my husband and son, but I did win.

I discovered two new words thanks to laker and roe, both related to water.

Laker: noun. 1790-1800.

1. a person associated with a lake, as a resident, visitor, or worker.
2. a ship designed for navigating on lakes especially the Great Lakes (my favorite lakes).
3. a fish found in lakes or caught in a lake, especially the lake trout.
4.(initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey
Fish Women

‘T is said, fantastic ocean doth enfold
The likeness of whate’er on land is seen;
But if the Nereid sisters and their queen,
Above whose heads the tide so long hath rolled,
The dames resemble whom we here behold,
How fearful were it down through opening waves
To sink, and meet them in their fretted caves.
Withered, grotesque, immeasurably old,
And shrill and fierce in accent! Tear it not:
For they earth’s fairest daughters do excel;
Pure, undecaying beauty is their lot;
Their voices into liquid music swell,
Thrilling each pearly cleft and sparry grot,
The undisturbed abodes where sea-nymphs dwell!  –Wordsworth

And not to overlook roe…
Roe: noun. 1400-1450.
1. the mass of eggs, or spawn, within the ovarian membrane of the female fish.
2. the milt or sperm of the male fish.
3. the eggs of any of various crustaceans, as the coral of the lobster.

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