Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you have encountered or spotlight words you love.  This weekly meme is hosted by BermudaOnion's Weblog.  If you would like to join then please hop over (see link above) and add your URL to the Linky.

I am currently reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy which has thrown me some new and interesting words.

Reticulated - adj. 1. Constructed, arranged or marked like a net or network.
2. (of porcelain) interlacing lines forming a net or web.
3. (architecture) relating to or denoting a style of decorated tracery characterised by circular shapes drawn at top and bottom into ogees, resulting in a net-like framework.

"[...] in a pink pinafore, of a finely reticulated pattern, worn over a shift frock [...]."

Ogee - noun. 1. a molding with an S shaped profile.
2. a pointed arch having on each side a reversed curve near the apex.

Pollarded - verb. To make (a tree) into a pollard.
Pollard - noun. A tree polled so as to produce a close rounded head of young branches.

"[...] where enormous yew-trees, not when planted by the hand of men grew as they had grown when they were pollarded for bows." 

Sylvan (silvan) - adj. of the woods, having woods, rural.

"All this sylvan antiquity, however, though visible from the slopes [...]."

Concatenation - noun. 1. A series of interconnected things.
2. The action of linking things together in a series, or the condition of being linked in such a way.

" The machine had begun, a moving concatenation of three horses and the aforesaid long rickety machine was visible over the gate [..]"

Have you found any words to share?

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