1 Of or connected with the sense of touch.
1.1 Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible.
1.2 Designed to be perceived by touch.
1.3 (of a person) given to touching other people, especially as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection.
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘perceptible by touch, tangible’): from Latin tactilis, from tangere ‘to touch’.
Tacky tactile trickiness
Trying to avoid the stickiness
Of the creaky old parole,
“something about a ten foot pole.”
(Of course, now I have failed to avoid it!)
To put stuff in its place,
With brain and heart enlace
Correct position we may chase.
No matter the direction that we face.
A rhyme might be inverse.
Perhaps not in reverse?
We oftentimes rehearse
What finishes as verse.
The song is surely there.
Brain-and-heart? don’t care!
Just so long as we can share.
Endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically)
Late Middle English from Old French, or from late Latin interminabilis, from in- ‘not’ + terminare (see terminate).
We are currently enduring what seems to be interminable, deep cold weather, and it is only mid November.
1 A half of a sphere.
1.1 A half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles.
1.2 A half of the celestial sphere.
1.3 Each of the two parts of the cerebrum (left and right) in the brain of a vertebrate.
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘half the celestial sphere, the sky’): from Old French emisphere, via Latin from Greek hēmisphairion, from hēmi- ‘half’ + sphaira ‘sphere’.
We must skitter across half the globe to explore the southern hemisphere.
(Well, actually we probably didn’t actually start at the north pole.)
1 Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense.
1.1 as exclamation Used to show strong disagreement.
1.2 as modifier – Denoting verse or other writing intended to be amusing by virtue of its absurd or whimsical language.
2 Foolish or unacceptable behaviour.
2.1 count noun – Something ridiculously impractical or ill-advised.
Today, with little intelligence,
We seek some overdue recompense.
And try to finally recognize.
The vast importance of “nonsense”.