/spɑːk/ [spark] or sometimes heard in New England [spahk]
1 A small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal.
1.1 An electrical discharge that ignites the explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine.
1 no object Emit sparks of fire or electricity.
1.1 with object – Ignite.
Here in the winter, with the forced hot air heat on, it is common to shock oneself or even each other because of all the manmade fibers rubbing and building up static, making tiny sparks all around the house.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.
Old English, in the sense ‘relative’ (see sib, -ling). The current sense dates from the early 20th century.
Though the word sibling via “sib” is of unknown origin, the same cannot be said of any pair of siblings. Just ask their mother!
(I’m sure everyone will agree, the best day to talk about twins is Tuesday.)
1 Large and heavy or solid.
2 Exceptionally large.
2.1 Very serious.
2.2 informal – Very successful or influential.
Late Middle English from French massif, -ive, from Old French massis, based on Latin massa (see mass).
A massive murder of crows gathered in the trees and on the ground outside the movie theater showing a retrospective of Hitchcock films.
My belly is full.
Some naptime drool.
A privileged life,
And tomorrow, no school!