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Homonyms from Conch to Currant
There is an entire world of homonyms to be discovered. In this article, we investigate homonyms from conch to currant.
A conch is a marine mollusk or its spiral shell.
Sammi found a beautiful conch on the beach.
A conk is a blow to the head.
The conk on the head I received in my car wreck put me in the hospital for six weeks.
A coo is a soft murmuring sound.
The mother began to coo gently to her distraught infant.
A coup is a successful strategic move or a political uprising in which power changes hands.
The rebels staged an unsuccessful coup against their leader.
Copped means to steal.
The little girl stealthily copped the fresh cookies from the cookie jar.
A person who is a Copt is either a member of the Coptic church or an Egyptian who is a descendant of Egypt's ancient inhabitants.
While researching her geneology, Miriam was delighted to find that she was a Copt.
Cops are police officers.
The town's cops were holding a cookout to raise the money for new uniforms.
A copse is a thicket of small trees.
The fox ran into the copse to hide.
The core is the central, innermost part.
She fed the apple core to her goat.
A corps is a group of people acting together.
The press corps hounded the celebrity mercilessly.
When you cosign something, you sign it jointly with another person.
Dorothy needed someone to cosign the loan application.
Cosine, in a triangle, is the ratio of the side adjacent to a given angle to the hypotenuse.
Cosine is a trigonometry term.
A council is a group of people chosen to make decisions.
The council for the new college was interviewing those who had applied to work as teachers.
Counsel is advice given or an an exchange of ideas or opinions.
The young couple sought out counsel before deciding to purchase a new home.
A craft is a special skill or art. It is also a ship or other vessel.
The craft was loaded with cargo bound for The Netherlands.
Kraft is a strong paper, usually brown, that is used for wrapping items.
Jeremy bought a roll of kraft paper from the post office.
A crater is a hole left in the ground from an impact.
The meteorite left a huge crater right in the middle of Las Vegas.
A krater is an ancient Greek jar used for mixing water and wine.
The archaeolgists found a krater at their excavation site.
Creak is a verb which means to make a harsh, shrill, grating, or squeaking sound.
Until the hinges on the door are oiled, it will creak every time it is opened.
A creek is a small stream.
The children loved to play in the creek that ran behind their grandparents' farm.
Crewed means operated by a crew.
The ship was crewed by those of several different nationalities.
Crude means raw and unrefined. It also means blunt, impolite, and improper.
Miranda was astonished by the crude behavior of the young man that was her date for the dance.
Crewel is a worsted yarn used for embroidery; it is also called crewel yarn.
The specialty shop was sold out of blue crewel.
Cruel describes the actions of a person who is bloodthirsty, ferocious, merciless, or relentless.
The cruel and heartless murderer always kept some memento of each of his victims.
Crews mean more than one crew.
The huge ship had extra crews flown in to help with the party.
A cruise is a pleasurable voyage on a ship.
The Hendersons went on a cruise to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
cue, Kew, queue
A cue is a signal.
The actress waited for the director's cue to say her lines.
Kew is the name of some famous gardens in England.
The Hendersons visited Kew Gardens for their fortieth wedding anniversary.
A queue is a line.
There is a long queue of people waiting to go see the new movie.
A currant is a small, seedless grape or berry.
The pie was meant to be currant-flavored.
Current means at the present time.
Marc keeps up with current events by watching the news each evening.
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