Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On greatness

There once was a man from Rochester
whose poetry marched with a feather (1)
I'd ask the man flat
(if I still had a hat)
whose spines would be covered in leather

(1) Compete

one entry found
Main Entry:
com·pete           Listen to the pronunciation of compete
intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
com·pet·ed; com·pet·ing
Late Latin competere to seek together, from Latin, to come together, agree, be suitable, from com- + petere to go to, seek — more at feather
: to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (as position, profit, or a prize) : be in a state of rivalry <competing teams> competing for customers>

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