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walking stick

conn. lameness etc
can be laid sideways, very rare, always skewering another radical - cannot be confused with ichi
a drop of

can make all the difference, like a DROP of arsenic in mother's coffee

can slant either way, can be stretched a bit
olden times

M: WALKING STICK for olden DAYs
oneself

M: the nose - the DROP between your EYES - Japanese refer to themselves by pointing to their noses

R: oneself, alt. nose/nostrils
white

M: a DROP of SUN

R: white, white bird, dove
hundred

M: 99th birthday is white in Japan because that's what's left if you subtract ONE from a HUNDRED
in

M: see a foolish old man trying to put his WALKING STICK into his MOUTH
thousand

M: TEN plus two more DROPs (zeros) makes 1000

radical: (ten)
tongue

M: MOUTH + THOUSAND = the common TONGUE (language) - meaning and ext. as English
measuring box

M: the saké drinker's nightmare - a measuring box spiked with a THOUSAND NEEDLES
rise up

M: SUN rising up from MEASURING BOX
round

M: round up NINE with a DROP to a round number
measurement

M: one DROP of TEN - a Japanese inch

Pr: glue/glued to
speciality

M: TEN+RICE FIELDS+GLUE - your special subject extends over TEN FIELDS GLUED with RICE paste
Dr.

M: a Dr. whose SPECIALITY is NEEDLES = acupuncturist, ie Dr. - the DROP on the SPECIALITY is the dot after Dr.
divining rod

M: the WALKING STICK that leads to the DROP (alt Magic Wand) - conn. magic, fortune telling
fortune telling

M: DIVINING ROD + MOUTH
above

M: MAGIC WAND stands above the FLOOR
below

M: MAGIC WAND hangs from CEILING
eminent

M: for a MAGIC WAND the world's most eminent magician uses a SUNFLOWER
mist

M: mist falls like NEEDLES in the EARLY morning on the SUNFLOWERS
morning

M: the MOON fades as the MIST of dawn rises to usher in the morning.