From an email exchange this morning:
A is for airship which flies in the sky.
B is for bat which the evening brings by.
Let’s play a bloggy game. Per the above, put your suggestions for a steampunk abecedary in comments — next week I’ll distill them out, and we’ll have a poll for the coolest/funniest, with hardback copies of Escapement [ Powell's | Amazon ] as prizes. Then we’ll have a steampunk abecedary.
Bonus points for rhyming couplets or more complex formalisms.
Big bonus points for posting art to go with your letter(s).