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My words this week are taken from:
The Lost Luggage Porter (Jim Stringer Mystery) by Andrew Martin ..
“A novel of murder, mystery and steam.“
…The platforms were clarted with spilt paint and flour, half-cabbages, and the remnants of long-gone cargoes…
1. To be covered in something, normally referred to an object … “My boots were clarted in mud.”
2. To put too much on something … “She clarted her face with makeup.”
3. The act of clapping to disguise the sound of one’s fart.
…He had not been ‘fixed’ in the parlance of Sampson and Hopkins; he would not have to go down in my report…
1. A particular manner of speaking, especially when specialized: eg. political parlance
2. Any discussion, such as a debate
… “Five hundred invoices a day,” he said, making a writing motion, “… and demurrage bills are a great scarcity across my desk, I can tell you that.”
1. Detention of a ship, freight car, or other cargo conveyance during loading or unloading beyond the scheduled time of departure.
2. Compensation paid for such detention.
3. A fee charged by the Bank of England for changing bullion into notes.
… Sacks he charged for, which he shouldn’t have; porterage which he should’ve, he bloody did not …
1. The carrying of burdens or goods as done by porters.
2. The charge for this activity.
I could have probably worked this one out for myself, but it is such a ‘good sounding word’, that I simply wanted to include it …. hope you don’t mind?