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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

 

This would usually be my post as part of the ‘Wondrous Words Wednesday’ meme, which is hosted by the lovely Kathy @ BermudaOnion blog. However, Kathy is taking an extended and  well-earned break from blogging, so I am sending her all Best Wishes and hope to have her back again very soon, she is sorely missed 🙂

I have so many new to me words stacking up, that I thought I would share just a few of them with you anyway, in the hope that Kathy won’t mind too much!

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

During these past few ‘lockdown’ weeks, I have been playing some random online puzzle games to keep my brain from shrivelling up completely. One such challenge is called ‘Outspell’, which in essence is very similar to ‘Scrabble’, where you play against a computer opponent. Despite the fact that I have occasionally managed to outwit my electronic foe, it has managed to throw up a few random words which I have double checked, as they looked so dubious! I thought I might share a few with you:

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

AIRT – A Scottish word for a point of the compass, in relation to direction. Derived from the Scottish Gaelic word ‘aird’, for a point of the compass, in relation to height.

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

COLE – Any of several brassicas, especially any of  the various crop plants such as broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi, derived from the same wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea).

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

CAY – A cay , also spelled caye or key, is a small, low-elevation, sandy island on the surface of a coral reef.

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

SWINK – To toil, slave or work hard.

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

ERGOT – 

1. A small horny protuberance on the back of each of a horse’s fetlocks.

2. A fungal disease of rye and other cereals in which black elongated fruiting bodies grow in the ears of the cereal. Eating contaminated food can result in ergotism. The fruiting bodies of the ergot fungus, are used as a source of certain medicinal alkaloids, especially for inducing uterine contractions or controlling post-partum bleeding.

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 all for this time, although my next post is already filling up with more new to me words. How many of this week’s did you know?  🙂

 

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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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