Words from my reading

A few new to me words this week:

clinquant, adj Glittering with or as with gold or silver, tinseled
page 159, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
“The room had a twelve-foot-high ceiling; hanging from it, four dimly lit antique brass chandeliers cast a clinquant glow on this sunless day.”

recamier, n A type of couch, usually backless, with gracefully scrolled ends
page 159, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
“There were two groupings of squashy brown couches, and a sensual dark red recamier next to a table piled with books.”

unagi rolls

unagi rolls

unagi rolls, adj A traditional roll that can be found in most sushi restaurants that contains cooked and usually teriyaki flavored eel
page 248, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
“She’s checked into a small hotel on Madison, where she passed last night watching an American League playoff game along with a Kirin beer and a chaser of unagi rolls.”

Earlier installments of this feature (more great words!).

Reviews of books cited here:
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow

What new words have you found lately?

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4 responses to “Words from my reading

  1. Oh I have always like how those recamiers look, now I know what they are called. lol
    My word is here:
    http://jo-jolovestoread.blogspot.com/2009/06/wondrous-words-wednesday-june-24.html

  2. Those words are all new to me!

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