From the Word Wizard Club...
May 31, 2010

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holly

Which Means:

A shrub (bush) that has shiny, prickly leaves, small white flowers, and red berries.

As In:

Image Holly is commonly seen as a Christmas or winter holiday decoration.

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Golly, 'holly' has a short O sound.

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broccoli

Which Means:

An edible vegetable similar to cauliflower that has thick clusters of green flower buds.

As In:

Image This piece of broccoli is fixing its "hair".

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The word 'broccoli' has two Cs and only one L!

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dumbbell

Which Means:

A hand weight that has two balls on each end of a bar, used in exercising.

As In:

Image Arlie uses her dumbbells every other day to tone her arms.

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The word 'dumbbell' is divided between the Bs.

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occur

Which Means:

To happen or take place.

As In:

Image When did the bicycle accident occur?

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Two Cs occur in the word 'occur'.

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sheriff

Which Means:

The chief police officer for the courts in a U.S. county.

As In:

Image Ada had always dreamt of becoming a sheriff, and now she is.

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A tricky one! Remember that 'sheriff' has one R and two Fs.

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