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 MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman
ormolu - She was usually glimpsed from a distance, rushing around with a book in one hand and an elaborate timepiece in the other; sometimes she drove a terrifyingly elaborate ormolu clock-carriage that ticked loudly as it raced along. (p. 68)
ormolu: Also called mosaic gold, an alloy of copper and zinc used to imitate gold.
SUNFLOWERS by Sheramy Bundrick
reticule - She and Claudette jabbered instructions as they handed me my reticule and hustled me down the stairs. (p. 265)
reticule: a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
What new words did you discover this week?