Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - January 27, 2010

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

fustian - He is taller without his leather jerkin, wearing instead a dark frock of fustian over his waistcoat, and I notice how people seem to shrink from his path as we walks through them. (p. 206)

fustian: a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile.

What new words did you discover this week?


bermudaonion said...

That's a new word for me too! I wonder if they still make that fabric? Thanks for playing along!

CMash said...

Learned a new word today..thank you. Mine are posted here

Margot said...

A new word for me too. Sounds like it came from a historical novel.

Lisa notes... said...

Fustian is a new word to me, too!