Ten things I love or like that begin with the letter “L” from a meme I got from Reb.
She drew the letter for me.
1 Lute – long-necked musical instrument with strings somewhat akin to a guitar but pear-shaped. A luthier is person who makes such instruments.
2 Lustrum – a period of five years. Impress your friends by telling them a lustrum is one-quarter of a score. They will look at you funny.
3 Lapidary – this means working with rocks and stones, usually gemstones, to fix them up and make them pretty. I have a rock tumbler and I’ve collected and finished some lovely stones. It’s fun and most gratifying when a rock can be made to stay shiny.
4 Lapis lazuli – the national gemstone of Chile and a very pretty blue.
5 Lupine - of or like a wolf. I love wolves and it bothers me that they are largely despised. Dogs are descended from wolves. It’s also refers to the genus lupinus, a type of flower.
6 Lycanthropy – a disorder in which the sufferer believes he or she turns into a wolf under the full moon.
7 Ladle – I love the sound of this word. It has a very soothing feel over my tongue when I say it. A ladle is a big, deep spoon with a long handle. It’s used for dipping into big pots of soup or stew or chili, or anything else to be spooned out for eating.
8 Lagomorphs - critters in the bunny family including the pika.
9 Lynx – wild cat smaller than a cougar.
10 Loch – a lake. The most famous is the home of the Loch Ness Monster. Another famous one is Loch Lomond but you’ll never meet your true love there again.
This was so much fun I am going to do another one tomorrow. The Bag Lady drew the letter “X” for me.
Meanwhile, if you want to play may I suggest you pick a letter to do? I am way too lazy to draw a letter out of a hat for you.
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