Words, Swords, Roses and Feathers

I’m playing with some ideas about turning the Compact (!!) Oxford Dictionary into an altered book art piece.

The idea so far is having one of the two volumes about swords or (s)words – i.e. words that cut, divide, separate, and the other about poetry/roses – i.e. words that connect, show love etc.

So I’ve done some google searching and here’s a few little links, I like:


And, in case you’ve never known what “compact” means, here are some images for you. This one has a rectangular microscope in the top drawer, but even, so you need pretty good eyesight to read any of the words. How many words are in this volume?

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