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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"

Ted
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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. 2.to 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,
parch.]


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.]


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