noun \ ˈdreg \ 1 sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated (see precipitate entry 1 sense 3a) from it : lees —usually used in plural 2 the most undesirable part —usually used in plural 3 the last remaining part : vestige —usually used in plural
Dennis drank the dregs from his mug. The sound from his throat was “Glug.” He reached out for the crockery jug. And gave it a sad, slobbery hug.
adjective mech·a·no·mor·phic having the form or qualities of a machine : described in mechanical terms
Is a robot an anthropomorphic machine, or a mechanomorphic version of a human?
With Alexa, Siri and similar responsive “smart” technology becoming commonplace, I think back to Knight Rider and his car KITT as I watch a current television ad in which a human talks with his microwave about buying a car.
verb de·fer | \ di-ˈfər \ deferred; deferring transitive verb 1 put off, delay 2 to postpone induction of (a person) into military service transitive verb to delegate to another intransitive verb to submit to another’s wishes, opinion, or governance usually through deference or respect
My mind is all astir. My life’s become a blur. Others may now aver That I must soon defer
By giving them the reins, And gently shifting lanes, Releasing all these pains, Establishing their reigns.