… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.
It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.
You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!
My first word this week, isn’t such a strange one, it is just more the fact that I had no idea that it was actually an accepted and still-used word in the English language. I came across it, when I visited Elizabeth, over at ‘Silver’s Reviews’. This is in fact, the title of one of the new additions to Elizabeth’s reading list and shared in her ‘Mailbox Monday’ post.
One who owns or cultivates an orchard.
The rest of my words this week, come from an excellent and very seductive piece of literary prose ‘The Englishman And The Buttefly‘, by Ryan Asmussen.
Not as such. Tangentially. John Milton.
1. Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.
2. Merely touching or slightly connected.
A young girl, with the stain of too much luxury time upon her, flops around in a carrel flipping a paperback Plato …
… A world of unnatural lines and angles begging to be understood as easily as a zambonied surface of ice.
Slight of hand. Prestidigitation with words.