WOOF Compendium: Pullets to Fibonacci Numbers

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)

woof compendium fibonacciWednesday: 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: FnFibonacci 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)

Courtney Tobin

I love ancient languages like Greek and Latin, but modern ones are pretty interesting, too! So working with the written word every day and helping Verblio customers get the content they need is really enjoyable. If I’m not reading Homer or Horace, I’m usually figuring out how everything at Verblio can be even more awesome.