Drachm [Noun.]


A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece; later a unit of weight in the apothecaries’ system of measure (1/8 ounce apoth. or 3.89 gram.) From the Ancient Greek δραχμή ‎’a weight and coin‘.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
Has the a of drachm and hammer.
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

Conduit [Noun.]


  1. A means by which something is transmitted; i.e. a pipe, channel or tube for conveying water or electrical cables.
  2. In finance, an investment vehicle that issues short-term commercial paper to finance long-term off-balance sheet bank assets.

Suit, suite, ruin. Circuit, conduit
Rhyme with “shirk it” and “beyond it”,
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

Plover [Noun.]


Any of various wading birds of the family Charadriidae, small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings, Their bill is usually straight and short, their toes are short, hind toe could be reduced or absent, depending on species.

‘Mark the difference, moreover,
Between mover, plover, Dover.’
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

Davit [Noun.]


A crane, often working in pairs and usually made of steel, used to lower lifeboats or dinghies over the side of a ship; less commonly, a spar used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship.

‘Would you like some more? You’ll have it!
Affidavit, David, davit.’
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos