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Week End Theme
# 103
January 14 - 16, 2000

According to my American Heritage Desk Dictionary 1981, there are only 4 words that start with a single letter and end with "oast".     
The Variation on a Theme assignment for this Week End is to use one, some or all of these words, or the meaning of the words, to come up with a post that, just possibly, could be different from anything you have done before.  As a review, the definitions are listed below.

Pictures, video, sounds, HTML, DHTML, ActiveX, Scripts, whatever.  All are fair game for this exercise.  Each word is a separate jpg, although you need not use them.

I realize that this is an extreme deviation to what is normally done for the Week End Themes, but after seeing what was done with Redlace's "Dot", and Prospector's "Egg", I am sure that you will heed the call, and submit some special, thought provoking, weird posts.

So, put on your thinking caps, have at it and have fun, but . . .

"Be careful out there"

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boast (bost) intr.v. 1.To brag about one's own accomplish-
ments, talents, or possessions. 2.To speak with pride.
-tr.v. 1.To brag about with excessive pride. 2.To take
pride in the possession of; The city boasts a modern har-
bor. -n. 1.An instance of bragging. 2.That which one
brags about. [Middle English bosten, from bost, bragging,
threat.] -boast'er n. -boast'ing-ly adv.

coast (kost) n. 1.The land next to the sea; the seashore.
2.A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a
sled. 3.The act of sliding or coasting; a slide. 4.The Coast.
In the United States, The Pacific Coast. -intr.v. 1.a. To
slide down an inclined slope, as on a sled. b.To move ef-
fortlessly and smoothly. 2. To move without further accel-
eration; The car coasted down the hill. 3.To sail near or
along a coast. 4.To act or move aimlessly or with little
effort; coast through school; coast through life. -tr.vr. To
sail or move along the coast or border of. [Middle English cost,
from Old French coste, from Latin costa, rib, side.]

roast (rost) tr.v. 1.To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or
in hot ashes. 2.To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to
heat; roast coffee beans. 3.To expose to great or exces-
sive heat. 4.To heat (ore) in a furnace in order to dehy-
drate, purify, or oxidize. 5.Informal. To criticize or
ridicule harshly. -intr.v. To undergo roasting. -n. 1.A
cut of meat roasted or suitable for roasting. 2.A picnic
outing at which food is cooked by roasting. [Middle Eng-
lish rosten, from Old French rostir, of German orig.]

toast1 (tost) tr.v. 1.To heat and brown (as bread) by plac-
ing close to a fire or in a toaster. warm thoroughly.
-intr.v. To become toasted. -n. Sliced bread heated
and browned. [Middle English tosten, from Old French
toster, from Latin tostus, past part. of torrere, to dry,

toast2 (tost) n. 1.The act of drinking in honor of or to the
health of a person, institution, etc. 2.The person, institu-
tion, etc. who is honored in this way. 3.Any person re-
ceiving much attention or acclaim; the toast of Broadway.
-tr,v. To drink in honor of or to the health of. -intr.v.
To propose or drink a toast. [From the use of pieces of
spiced toast to flavor drinks.]