M for Mimetic – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 13.

Blurb & other Episodes


Mimetic nauticals on punters qualifies as devious.

Reasoning suggests they control justifiably useful vessels, whether xebecs, yawls, even zabras.

Killicks grant incursive landfalls by hippic farmland.



Hippic                         of, like or pertaining to horses

Killick                         small anchor or heavy stone used as an anchor

Mimetic                       imitative; of, like or pertaining to mimicry

Xebec                          small three-masted pirate ship

Yawl                           a two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailboat with the mizzenmast stepped far aft so that the mizzen boom overhangs the stern.

Zabra                           small sailing vessel used off the coasts of Spain and Portugal


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Man o’ War with his 20 wins out of 21 races might have attracted a Monkey. Of course he won $249,465 in purses.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia); poisonous to several different animals, including horses, goats, cattle, deer, monkeys, and humans.

Distribution: North America;

Toxic principle: andromedotoxin;

Symptoms: hypersalivation, tears, impaired vision, tingling of skin, dizziness, vomiting, muscular paralysis, kidney failure, convulsions, coma, death; children are poisoned by eating leaves.

Necropsy of animals who have died from spoonwood poisoning show gastrointestinal hemorrhage.


Word Links







The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.