Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Winner revealed… inspiration spewed…

...and a winner we have.

Welcome back, folks… thanks for checking back to see who won… oh, and to get your weekly inspiration for this week’s words.  It was a tough fight,,, punches and jabs were thrown… but in the end, there can be only one winner… so, without further wordsmithing, the winner for last week’s challuunge is:


Pineaple is an alien...

Woot!  Congrabulations, Pineaple!  Now get on out in the world, gather up two random words, and meet us back here on Friday.

By the by, INDIAN / FAIR is due this Friday by 2pm. So here’s some things that might inspire you:




1.Also called American Indian, Amerind, Amerindian, Native American. a member of the aboriginal people of America or of any of the aboriginal North or South American stocks, usually excluding the Eskimos.

2.any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians.

Abbreviation: Ind.

3.a member of any of the peoples native to or inhabiting India or the East Indies.

4.a citizen of the Republic of India.

5.Slang. a person who performs a required task or carries out the instructions of superiors:

We have too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

6.Astronomy. the constellation Indus.


7.of, relating to, or characteristic of the American Indians or their languages.

8.of, relating to, or characteristic of India or the East Indies.

9.made of Indian corn :

Indian meal.

10.Zoogeography, oriental (def 3).

11.Phytogeography. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising India south of the Himalayas, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


adjective, fairer, fairest.

1.free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice:

a fair decision; a fair judge.

2.legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules:

a fair fight.

3.moderately large; ample:

a fair income.

4.neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good:

fair health.

5.marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising:

in a fair way to succeed.


  1. (of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy.
  2. (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy.

7.Nautical. (of a wind or tide) tending to aid the progress of a vessel.

8.unobstructed; not blocked up:

The way was fair for our advance.

9.without irregularity or unevenness:

a fair surface.

10.free from blemish, imperfection, or anything that impairs the appearance, quality, or character:

Her fair reputation was ruined by gossip.

11.easy to read; clear:

fair handwriting.

12.of a light hue; not dark:

fair skin.

13.pleasing in appearance; attractive:

a fair young maiden.

14.seemingly good or sincere but not really so:

The suitor beguiled his mistress with fair speeches.

15.courteous; civil:

fair words.

16.Medicine/Medical. (of a patient's condition) having stable and normal vital signs and other favorable indicators, as appetite and mobility, but being in some discomfort and having the possibility of a worsening state.

17.Dialect. scarcely; barely:

It was just fair daylight when we started working.

adverb, fairer, fairest.

18.in a fair manner:

He doesn't play fair.

19.straight; directly, as in aiming or hitting:

He threw the ball fair to the goal.

20.favorably; auspiciously.

21.British, Australian. entirely; completely; quite:

It happened so quickly that it fair took my breath away.


22.Archaic. something that is fair.


  1. a woman.
  2. a beloved woman.

verb (used with object)

24.to make the connection or junction of (surfaces) smooth and even.


  1. to draw and adjust (the lines of a hull being designed) to produce regular surfaces of the correct form.
  2. to adjust the form of (a frame or templet) in accordance with a design, or cause it to conform to the general form of a hull.
  3. to restore (a bent plate or structural member) to its original form.
  4. to align (the frames of a vessel under construction) in proper position.

26.to bring (rivet holes in connecting structural members) into perfect alignment.

27.Obsolete. to make fair.

Verb phrases

28.fair off /up, South Midland and Southern U.S. (of the weather) to clear:

It's supposed to fair off toward evening.


29.bid fair, to seem likely:

This entry bids fair to win first prize.

30.fair and square,

  1. honestly; justly; straightforwardly:

    He won the race fair and square.

  2. honest; just; straightforward:

    He was admired for being fair and square in all his dealings.

31.fair to middling, Informal. only tolerably good; so-so.