beheadment

beheadment

- The removal of an initial letter of a word to form a new word (e.g. blather becomes lather).
See also related terms for removal.
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Commandments gain their force and power by their enforcement (be it hell or beheadment); prescriptions gain their power by reason.(2)
Swell = well, rise, pushed up from below or by filling [swell as above; well = well up <waterhole <G for a wave] Well is also a beheadment of swell.
* stroll troll roll (serial beheadment synonyms, unrelated)
unus , one lone <ME alone <all one (<all <G al [etc] <I-E alnos , + <one) only <one Also in 04-129 is a coincidentalsynonymy SERIAL BEHEADMENT:
DELETION (cf Beheadment, Curtailment, Charitable and Transdeletions)
I especially liked Three Lambs, the Post beheadment contest (I plan to have a go at this fun game later), iTit, Top Country Songs, the Mo-Urban Dictionary quotes, Male or Female, and your great lines "caught between Iraq and a hard place" and "better stop ...
(2) Somewhat oppositely, what common five-letter word with an e in the middle becomes, on beheadment, a four-letter word with a different e sound and then, after the beheaded letter is reinstated and the second letter deleted, becomes another four-letter with yet a third e sound.
(8) Beheadment opposites, words that, when their first letter is lopped off, become their own opposites: bonus/onus covert/overt preview/review
It's a bit like Spoonerisms and beheadment synonyms (04-129).
Susan Thorpe writes "In the November 2004 Kickshaws, Dave Morice offered Beheadment Homophones for words beginning with the bigrams AA, EE, GN, KN, LL, PS, SC, WH and WR.
* KNIGHT-NIGHT, KNAVE-NAVE beheadment homophones; two longer words have contrasting meanings
This and most of the following beheadment pairs are nearer true synonyms than all but a few of the homographic (same spelling) pairs in 04-45.