Sunday, July 2, 2017

Tubular word

Songbirds have this
Y-shaped part. As famous
Reeds in ancient myth
It’d been a nymph who
Needed help or
Xenial ways in pyramids.

Thanks for the word, ever-curious Ruthy M.

Wow. This was a stretch, with that letter ‘x’ and the definition of ‘xenial.’ It means being ‘hospitable,’ especially to strangers, but I couldn’t find definitive information about stone channels in pyramids – one of the contexts in which this word was introduced to me – and their function. In any case, composing this one was a fun experience. 

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