Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday - October 28, 2009

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?

9 comments:

Snowbell said...

I didn't know any of those! Thanks for sharing :)
Here are my words

bermudaonion said...

Isn't it interesting flagon and flacon mean basically the same thing? Cavil is a great word - if I can remember it, I'll try to use it tonight. Thanks for participating!

Jo-Jo said...

Great words...I am going to have to try to remember these for when I read this book!

SmilingSally said...

I knew flagon, but the others are new.

Here's mine:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/10/wondrous-wordless-wednesday.html

Lisa said...

I think you could work flagon into your conversation - some of the others, not so much. Great words!

My list is here.

gautami tripathy said...

I know flagon. Others, no!

Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesdays post!

Lisa notes... said...

I like "sarcenet." It sounds so nice and silky.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The definition of jerkin using that sentence would make a great party game! :--)

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

Great words. I knew jerkin.
I really like the word cavil. I must remember that one.
I look forward to reading this book!

Here are my Wondrous Words