Spring 1997 • Vol. XIX No. 2 Poetry |

Definitions Containing Loss

The loss of a ship or cargo; the equitable distribution of such a loss among concerned parties.   as in: this concerns me as much as you A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted message.   what we perceive when we read between the lines or hear the gaps   between sentences The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.   as when something gives way, then the quietflood, the invisible   inward bleeding Loss of the ability to make decisions.   not knowing whether to yield or not The total weight loss sustained by produce in shipment to a market; loss of merchandise, especially through theft.   until it's too late, and the dark throat of the heart is prized open The last of a series of annoyances or disappointments that leads to a final loss of patience, temper, trust, or hope.   the endless digressions of arguments which are really one loud   argument that refuses to be heard To preserve agains

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