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Ruthless extinction [Re: A C Bowden] #228504
08/16/18 12:50 PM
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DIZZY - DODO

The dodo, which lived in Mauritius,
Was placid, and not at all vicious;
Then hunters got busy
And made it feel dizzy.
The urge to control is pernicious.

CENTRAL - CEREMONIAL

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Pomp and circumstance [Re: A C Bowden] #228526
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The Queen's coronation was grand;
The central events were well planned.
Ceremonial skill
And punctilious drill
Are old royal strengths in this land.

SHIPWRECK - SHORTLY

No sorcery involved [Re: A C Bowden] #228565
08/29/18 12:24 AM
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"We will shortly observe", said the guide,
"The rock where a hundred men died.
The shipwreck was tragic,
But claims of black magic
Have always been hotly denied."

LUBRICATE - LUNCHTIME

Re: No sorcery involved [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228566
08/29/18 01:02 AM
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Aha! Clearly the theme will be three martinis…

Different tastes [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228572
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LUBRICATE - LUNCHTIME

At lunchtime, I find milky tea
Sufficient to lubricate me.
My friends enjoy wine
Or gin when they dine -
One guy likes a blend of all three.

WEEPING - WELLINGTON

National hero [Re: A C Bowden] #228635
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When Wellington won Waterloo
By vanquishing Bonaparte's crew,
The weeping was drowned
By a great cheering sound.
They made him Prime Minister too.

RHAPSODY - RIBBONS

Doing what suited him [Re: A C Bowden] #228698
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I saw Liberace once play
A rhapsody based on My Way.
He wore a gold suit,
With ribbons so cute
That they shook when he reached to top A.

CUMBERSOME - CUPOLA

Tasteless design [Re: A C Bowden] #228716
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There are some architectural styles
That many a critic reviles,
Like a cupola built
At a ten-degree tilt,
Or a cumbersome slab seen for miles.

ASHLAR - ASPHALT

Blot on the landscape [Re: A C Bowden] #228743
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Continual urbanization
Has spoiled this once peaceful location.
There are few things so drab
As a fake ashlar slab
Or asphalt, in my estimation.

DUBBED - DUMMY

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