Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - March 17, 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.

DOORS OPEN by Ian Rankin

- As his friend Allan confided afterwards, Mike had paid about three grand too much for a Bossun still life because a dealer had spotted him as a tyro and had toyed with him, edging the price upwards in the knowledge that the arm at the front of the room would be hoisted again. (p. 9)

tyco: a beginner in learning anything; novice.

recce - Glenn had already been outside on a recce, reporting back that there was no one loitering in the vicinity. (p.32)

recce: (esp. in British military use) reconnaissance: a pilot who spent three months on recce.

What new words did you discover this week?

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Great new words! I'll have to remember these when I read Doors Open! Thanks for participating, Julie!