Here is this week’s WOOF compendium, in case you missed anything. Lots of fascinating information below, for those weekend dinner parties!
Monday: Pullet (n.) — A young hen chicken, usually less than a year old. (1968 Funk & Wagnall’s Cook’s & Diner’s Dictionary)
Tuesday: Tympanum — The area between the lintel of a doorway and the arch above it. (1980 Penguin Dictionary of Architecture)
Wednesday: Moths or Butterflies — Lepidoptera (1977 Bernstein’s Reverse Dictionary)
Thursday: Obelisk — A tall, four-sided freestanding pillar tapering to a pyramidal terminus. Obelisks were placed at the entrances to Egyptian temples, and continued to be a favored shape in the Western world. (1992 Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms)
Friday: Fn — Fibonacci Numbers. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 … Each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. Intimately connected with the golden ratio. (1986 Abbreviations Dictionary)