Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Decorticate

Decorticate
(dee KOR tih kayt)

by Rachel Hoyt

image by Michelle Meiklejohn via freedigitalphotos.net


Lizards decorticate
without help or disturbed state,
then they regenerate
that layer they shed to feel great.
 
Sneakily they regulate
their ability to decorticate.
 
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


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19 comments:

  1. Ohh, I love this word! Can I say that each night after I come home from work I decorticate in the shower with Axe Snake Peel, to remove the layers of dirt I bring home with me? When I am done I certainly feel as though I have peeled away a few layers of skin!

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    1. I like your use of the word! The definitions I read only used it to describe peeling off husk, rind, or bark, but my brain went right to lizards. LOL

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  2. Wow that's a nice new word and very well explained at that! Loved being here as always!

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    1. Thank you, Kriti! I'm always glad when people feel I defined well in rhyme. :)

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  3. What a poetic word! It feels fun to say it-- those sneaky little decorticators...:-)

    Your rhymes are always fun!

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  4. ha, i like this word...and wish i could or at least a bit would that be a neat party trick?

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    1. It would be a neat trick to perform - definitely not a party norm. :)

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    1. There's not really a prompt (it's a theme I began a while ago), but feel free to join in and let me know if you do. We can link back & forth. :)

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  6. This cracked me up, then made me drop my chin in shame. I need to decorticate. Better go to Trader Joe's and pick up some lavender salt scrub!

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    1. I'm developing a some bad dry skin patches myself! I blame the change of weather. :)

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  7. made me smile...decorticate is a cool word..ha

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Manicddaily. I'm glad it made you giggle. :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...