It’s Monday and Wordle challenge!
2. distils [*alternate spelling of distills]
4. musk [a strong-smelling reddish-brown substance that is secreted by the male musk deer for scent-marking and is an important ingredient in perfumery| a relative of the monkey flower that was formerly cultivated for its musky perfume, which has been lost in the development of modern varieties| *late Middle English: from late Latin muscus, from Persian mušk, perhaps from Sanskrit muṣka ‘scrotum’ (because of the similarity in shape of a musk deer’s musk bag)]
5. viol [a musical instrument of the Renaissance and baroque periods, typically six-stringed, held vertically and played with a bow]
10. tinctured [be tinged, flavored, or imbued with a slight amount of| denoting a dye or pigment|‘imparted quality,’ likened to a tint imparted by a dye]
11. cowslip [a European primula with clusters of drooping fragrant yellow flowers in spring, growing on dry grassy banks and in pasture]
The bough tremored slightly as the owls watched from above, their call akin to a viol restrain on the wind.
The tinctured sky hugged their silhouettes, water droplets distilled by Nature’s warmth clung to the cowslips below, each a diamond under its own sunbeam.
The muskiness on the air heralded the strike, an arrogant swagger leading to a fight for supremacy as blood soddened and stained the landscape.
The victor was no villain, just younger and stronger than his opponent, such was the way of the rutting season.