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Wondrous Words Wednesday
New To Me Words

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Wondrous Words Wednesday …

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

It’s another of those ‘mix ‘n match’ posts from  me this week

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

1. First up is another of those ‘what?’ words I encountered as an answer to a clue in my daily on-line crossword…

FOY – (chiefly Scotland, Dutch dialect fooi feast at end of the harvest, circa 1645) – A farewell feast or gift

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2. This word I found reference to in a yummy sounding recipe for ‘Baharat Lamb Scotch Eggs‘ over at Angie’s Recipes’

“Scotch eggs are a common picnic food, but they make a wonderful starter or a simple snack. Instead of using ready made sausage meat, I use lamb mince flavoured with baharat, garlic and parsley. Any kind of ground meat would work”

BAHARAT – Bahārāt (Arabic: بَهَارَات‎) is a spice mixture or blend used in Middle Eastern, and Greek cuisines. Bahārāt is the Arabic word for “spices” (the plural form of bahār “spice”). The mixture of finely ground spices is often used to season lamb, fish, chicken, beef, and soups and may be used as a condiment.

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

3. Finally this time is a word which may well be known to some of my fellow readers, but which definitely surprised me when I came across it in the biography details for one of my featured authors

Image of author Melissa Ginsberg - Photo credit Chris Offutt

Melissa Ginsberg (Photo credit to Chris Offutt)

Melissa has also written the poetry collection Dear Weather Ghost, and two poetry chapbooksArbor and Double Blind. A second poetry collection, Doll Apollo, will be published in 2022 by LSU Press, and the poetry chapbook Apollo is forthcoming in June from Condensery Press.

CHAPBOOK – A small pamphlet containing tales, ballads, or tracts, sold by pedlars.

That was a ‘potted’ definition, but if you want to know a little more about the history of the ‘chapbook’, here is a really interesting article I discovered, courtesy of the British Library

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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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