by Scott Hansen
1. a walnut loved after the vise. 2. a measure of wood beneath splitting-wedge mathematics. 3. an ear of corn stripped and torn for gold. 4. (archaic) a wishingplace-dig that finally kisses the shovel's scuffed lip with water. 5. a coconut cast down, wounded on a wooden stake until it offers no more resis- tance, then slit open for milk. 6. (informal) an imprisoned warrior, now open to supply the morning's heartblood. 7. an orange cut apart and crushed for breakfast. 8. a chest of water- logged wood, exhumed at the end of a tat- tered map. 9. a door smashed off the hinges and trampled with pistols and flashlights hunting fugitives. 10. a boulder nibbled at by chisles to reveal the immanent passion in marble. 11. (slang) a crashing between steel and flint that breeds fire. 12. a cardboard form covered with crepe paper that you quest- tion with a stick until it answers in candy.