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 BOOK OF FIRES by Jane Borodale
scarp - Above us the scarp is thickly wooded, up to the open chalk tops where the sheep graze. (p. 4)
scarp: a line of cliffs formed by the faulting or fracturing of the earth's crust; an escarpment.
tallow - I have found tallow candles nibbled down to the wicks before, and green scrubbing soap ridged and pocked with teeth marks. (p. 21)
tallow: the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with it, and used to make candles, soap, etc.
cordwainer - There is a shuffle of footsteps and Mrs. Peart, the cordwainer's wife, is looming over me. (p. 30)
cordwainer: a person who makes shoes from cordovan leather.
What new words did you discover this week?