Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday - November 4, 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 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?


gautami tripathy said...

I have always liked the word reticule.

Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesdays post!

Unknown said...

I love the word reticule too! I knew both words from French
Here are my words

bermudaonion said...

I found lots on new words in The Magicians, and that's one that I have written down, so it's new to me as well! Thanks for participating!

Jo-Jo said...

Great words this week Julie...Reticule I may be able to use.

Margot said...

Reticule is one I know from reading historicals. I've never referred to my purse by that word. Now it's just a bag.

Lisa said...

I also had ormolu, but from a different book!

My words are here.