Pier [Noun.]


  • A raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty.
  • A similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment.

Which is wrong. Say rapier, pier,
Tier (one who ties), but tier.
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

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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

Mica [Noun.]


Any of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, the tendency of crystalline materials to split along definite crystallographic structural planes, which explains why it readily separates into very thin leaves. It is used in electric conductors, roof insulation, house paint, soil conditioner, cosmetics and toothpaste.

‘Wholly, holly, signal, signing,
Same, examining, but mining,
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far.’
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos