One of today’s iGoogle wikiHow To listings is:
“How to Make Perches for a Hummingbird Feeder”
What comes to your mind?
Here’s what came to ours:
So, here’s our word of the day:
- a pole or rod, usually horizontal, serving as a roost for birds.
- any place or object, as a sill, fence, branch, or twig, for a bird, animal, or person to alight or rest upon.
- a high or elevated position, resting place, or the like.
- a small, elevated seat for the driver of any of certain vehicles.
- a pole connecting the fore and hind running parts of a spring carriage or other vehicle.
- a post set up as a navigational aid on a navigational hazard or on a buoy.
a. a linear or square rod.
b. a measure of volume for stone, about 24 cubic feet (0.7 cubic meters).
- Textiles. an apparatus consisting of two vertical posts and a horizontal roller, used for inspecting cloth after it leaves the loom.
- Obsolete. any pole, rod, or the like.
perch. verb (used without object)
- to alight or rest upon a perch.
- to settle or rest in some elevated position, as if on a perch.
perch. verb (used with object)
- to set or place on or as if on a perch.
- to inspect (cloth) for defects and blemishes after it has been taken from the loom and placed upon a perch.
perch. noun, plural (especially collectively) perch, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) perch⋅es.
- any spiny-finned, freshwater food fish of the genus Perca, as P. flavescens (yellow perch), of the U.S., or P. fluviatilis, of Europe.
- any of various other related, spiny-finned fishes.
- any of several embioticid fishes, as Hysterocarpus traski (tule perch) of California.