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Wondrous Words Wednesday

An image for the weekly meme 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, 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.

ORCHARDIST

ORCHARDIST…

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.

TANGENTIALLY

Not as such. Tangentially. John Milton.

TANGENTIALLY …

1. Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.

2. Merely touching or slightly connected.

3. Only superficially relevant; divergent: a tangential remark.
CARREL
A young girl, with the stain of too much luxury time upon her, flops around in a carrel flipping a paperback Plato …
CARREL …
A small individual study room or private desk, often in a library, where a student or researcher can work undisturbed.
ZAMBONIED
… A world of unnatural lines and angles begging to be understood as easily as a zambonied surface of ice.
ZAMBONIED …
Whilst the only definitive definition of the word zambonied is found in the ‘Urban Dictionary’ and is ‘really drunk and cannot get up’, I don’t think that is quite what is intended as the meaning here, in the context in which it was used.
I can only assume that it is a term in reference to the cleaning and resurfacing of ice, by a vehicle called a Zambonie, developed by Frank Zamboni in 1949 and often used as a generic colloquialism for ice resurfacing vehicles.
PRESTIDIGITATION
Slight of hand. Prestidigitation with words.
PRESTIDIGITATION …
1. Performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand.
2. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness.

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