Wondrous Words Wednesday …
Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading and elsewhere
My first two words this time, I discovered in a book I have recently read in preparation for a Blog Tour Review
“A cry pierced the silence and a V-shaped squadron of geese passed over the eyot where, the osier trade long gone, reeds grew dense and tall”
Salix viminalis, the basket willow, common osier or osier, is a species of willow native to Europe, Western Asia, and the Himalayas. It is usually coppiced, being a major source of the long flexible shoots (withies) used in basketwork.
“Wrangling with his conscience, Jack concluded that, although Stella didn’t want them to be a team on Roddy March’s murder in Tewkesbury Abbey, she’d said nothing about the case featured in March’s putative podcast”
Generally considered or reputed to be – putative is almost always used in front of a noun, the modified noun being that which is assumed or supposed to be. The putative cause of a death, for example, is the one widely believed to have caused it, even when it hasn’t been proven or made certain. However, one does not say “the cause was putative.”
My final word this time is another of those random words which appeared as an answer to one of my regular online puzzles, and which left me scratching my head…
To be honest, I never realised there were so many three letter words in the English language!
In Scottish architecture, a lum is a chimney
That’s three new to me words this time
How many of them do you recognise?
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 Mareli, over at ‘Elza Reads‘
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 Mareli and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your own words of the week, or simply say Hi!
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