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Wondrous Words Wednesday
New To Me Words

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday …

Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading and elsewhere

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

My first two words this time, I discovered in a book I have recently read in preparation for a Blog Tour Review

Cover image of the book 'The Distant Dead' by author Lesley Thomson

“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”

OSIER

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.

Cover image of the book 'The Distant Dead' by author Lesley Thomson

“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”

PUTATIVE – 

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.”

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

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!

LUM – 

In Scottish architecture, a lum is a chimney

Image of an open book showing words, with a small purple sprig led across the pages - used for the meme Wondrous Words Wednesday

That’s three new to me words this time

How many of them do you recognise?

Wondrous Words Wednesday Meme Button by Mareli @ Elza Reads - New Host in January 2021

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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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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