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38 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
"A barrel architect"—Cooper.
"A harbinger of summer"—Martin.
"A workman"—Smith.
The hostess chose for herself—
4'The value of speech"—Wordsworth.
After luncheon cards were distributed bearing a list of words with a space under each one for the synonym to be written. A time-limit was set and the Century Dictionary accepted as authority for the correctness of the work.
The list with the fewest mistakes won for its writer the little prize of Roget's Thesaurus—a dictionary of syno­nyms and antonyms—valuable as an addition to any library.
To those who enjoy taxing their ingenuity it is amusing to try to draw different types of mankind, using only the letters of the alphabet for all outlines at least—and it is within the possibilities to make excellent pictures in which letters figure exclusively, using large and small type placed at various angles, though the diaresis and comma are useful adjuncts, particularly for the hair. To make a clown's head, for instance, use an I slightly slanted, a V will form a sharp nose, an A for the mouth in profile and a smaller one for an eye. A C suggests an ear, a J the chin and jaw, a very large V forms the foolscap, a series of J's his ruffled collar, and an I the back of his head. For the front view of a face tiny A's at different angles make expressive eyes, or O's placed horizontally and elongated with a period or asterisk for the pupil will do as well. An L for a nose, a diminutive C and B for a mouth. U's to outline face and throat, diaresis for eyebrows—and something remotely resem-
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