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Wondrous Words Wednesday


‘Wondrous Words Wednesday’ 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!!


My words this week, are all taken from ‘The Baggage Handler’ by Colin Browne


NB … A couple of these words have several meanings, some of which are either a little on the gruesome side, or even in one case, not suitable to be put to print in this environment.

I have therefore only highlighted the meaning as used in context with the extract taken from the book.



 “He let her talk while he quaffed Bollanger, amusing himself greatly at the thought of the word quaff

1. To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto.

2. To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring.

3. A hearty draft of liquid.



…and finally at Rich who had forced him onto a runaway train and uncoupled the caboose …

1. a ship’s galley

2. a freight-train car attached usually to the rear mainly for the use of the train crew

3. one that follows or brings up the rear

4. buttocks



… mentally kicked himself, screamed at himself, tarred and feathered and eviscerated himself to rid himself of the indecisiveness …

1. to remove the internal organs of; disembowel

2. to deprive of meaning or significance

3. To take away a vital or essential part of

4. To remove the contents of (an organ).



He took a swig of his beer and she took a sip of her wine. He contemplated taking a chug …. Perhaps if he just kept chugging, she’d have to restart or stand there in silence….

1. Consume (a drink) in large gulps without pausing.

2. Loading up on alcoholic substance, power drinking.

There are some pretty awful videos of people ‘chugging’ on ‘YouTube’, if you are still curious. Just Google ‘How To Chug A Beer’


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