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Homonyms from Bark to Batt
How many of the following homonyms are you familiar with?
Bark and barque
Bark is the out covering of a tree.
The bark of a tree is usually brown.
A barque is a sailing ship that has three or more masts, the foremast is rigged square and the aftermast is rigged fore- and aft-.
He sailed on a barque for ten years.
Baron and barren
A baron is a person of minor royalty.
Charles used the title of baron to impress women.
A woman who is barren is unable to have children.
Sarah mourned the fact that she was barren.
Barry, berry, and bury
Barry is a man’s name.
Barry asked Cheynelle to marry him.
A berry is a fruit.
The children went into the woods to pick berries.
When you bury something, you cover it up, usually underground.
Arty will bury the stash of diamonds underneath the tree.
Basal and basil
Basal means basic, fundamental, or forming a basis.
Basal cell carcinoma attacked the young girl.
Basil is an herb.
Basil is one of the herbs that make up Italian seasoning.
Base and bass
Base has several definitions, one of which is the foundation or support of something.
The base of the building was made of concrete.
A bass is a musical instrument. It is also a type of fish.
My son learned to play the bass for the praise and worship team at our church.
Cave Run Lake is full of bass.
Based and baste
Based is a verb. It means the groundwork upon which something is built upon.
The church is based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ.
When you baste meat, you swab it with liquid during cooking.
She planned to baste the turkey.
Bases, basses, and basis
Baseball players are known to steal bases.
Joey and his teammates were known for stealing bases.
Basses are several stringed musical instruments.
The rock band needed to find at least two basses.
Basis is anything upon which something is based.
The basis for the Constitution is the Bible.
Bask and basque
To bask is to warm oneself pleasantly.
Try not to fall asleep while you bask in the sunlight.
A basque is a close-fitting bodice, probably worn to make one appear slimmer than one is in reality.
Darlene looked in horror at the uncomfortable basque that she was required to wear for the play.
Bat and batt
A bat is a flying rodent that happens to be blind.
A bat once flew into my house through a hole in the attic.
A batt is a sheet of matted cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers.
The young couple purchased batt insulation for the builders to put in their new home.
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