Thursday

Marianne Moore's suggested names for a new car



The Ford Silver Sword ("This plant, of which the flower is a silver sword, I believe grows only in Tibet, and on the Hawaiian Island, Maui on Mount Háleákalá (House of the Sun); found at an altitude of from 9,500 to 10,000 feet. (The leaves—silver-white—surrounding the individual blossoms have a pebbled texture that feels like Italian-twist back-stitch all-over embroidery.)")

Hirundo

Aërundo

Hurrican Hirundo

The Resilient Bullet

The Intelligent Whale

The Ford Fabergé ("that there is also a perfume FABERGÉ seems to me to do no harm, allusion to the original silversmith")

The Arc-en-Ciel ("the rainbow—ARCENCIEL?")

Mongoose Civique

Anticipator

Regna Racer

Aeroterre

Fée Rapide

Aerofère

Aero Faire

Fée Aiglette

Magifaire

Tonnere Alifère ("wingèd thunder")

Aliforme Alifère ("wing-slender a-wing")

Turbotorc

Thunderbird Allié ("Cousin Thunderbird")

Thunder Crester

Dearborn Diamanté

Magigravure

Pastelogram

Regina-Rex

Taper Racer

Taper Acer

Varsity Stroke

Angelastro

Astranaut

Chaparral

Tir á l'Arc ("bull's eye")

Cresta Lark

Triskelion ("three legs running")

Pluma Piluma ("hairfine, feather-foot")

Andante Con Moto ("description of a good motor?")

Turcotingo ("turqoise cotinga—the cotinga being a solid indigo South American finch or sparrow")

Utopian Turtletop ("Do not trouble to answer unless you like it.")

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