Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.
THE QUEEN'S MISTAKE by Diane Haeger
flagon - There was a glass flagon of wine beside it. (p. 252)
flagon: a large bottle for wine, liquors, etc.
sarcenet - Francis laughed bitterly. "Alas, it was never a game to me. Besides, you were sixteen, sweeting, well past a babe's age. Remember the sarcenet scarf you made for me?..." (p. 258)
sarcenet: a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used esp. for linings.
jerkin - He drew it from a pocket in his beige jerkin and held it up to her. (p. 258)
jerkin: a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless, as one of leather worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
cavil - "Let us not cavil with the details, hmm?" Francis said with a bitter smile. (p. 259)
cavil: to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily
What new words did you discover this week?