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Words from my reading

I think these might be the last words I pull from Godric: gillyflower, n Carnation or a similar plant of the genus Dianthus; wallflower page 52, Godric by Frederick Buechner “We stood beside my father’s stone where I had laid … Continue reading

Words from my reading

A few more words from Godric this week: thimble-riggers, pl n Operators of a shell game page 30, Godric by Frederick Buechner “Magicians drew live doves out of the air as easy as thimble-riggers drew pence out of dunces’ pockets, … Continue reading

Words from my reading

For this week, I’m digging into words from a book that was replete with good ones: gauds, pl n Pieces of showy finery; a gay trapping, trinket, or the like; any object of ostentation or exultation page 4, Godric by … Continue reading

Words from my reading

A few fun words that were new to me this week: mucker, n I found many definitions, including the one suggested by the word itself (One who removes muck from stables, etc.), but based on the context I think this … Continue reading

Words from my reading

I decided to do this a bit differently this week, since all my words were all found in one sentence. Can you match the implement in each photo (1-4, from top) with the correct term at right? A. octant B. … Continue reading

Words from my reading

A few fun words that were new to me this week: Lych Gate at Strata Florida Church, Ceredigion, Wales; photo via Wikipedia lych-gate, n A roofed gateway to a churchyard used originally as a resting place for a bier before … Continue reading

Words from my reading

A few fun words that were new to me this week: water butt, n [UK] A rainwater tank (sometimes called rain barrels in North America), a tank which is used to collect and store rain water page 1, An Incomplete … Continue reading

Words from my reading

A few fun words that were new to me this week: camlet, n A garment made from rich cloth of Asian origin, supposed originally to have been made of camel’s hair and silk and later made of goat’s hair and … Continue reading