Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - October 20, 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 BLUE ORCHARD by Jackson Taylor

mansard - In their report they describe it as a three-story, red-brick dwelling with pillared porch and mansard roof.  (p. 2)

mansard: Also called mansard roof . a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.

accoucheur- As our medical knowledge increases the necessity for therapeutic abortion is growing less and less, and now it is only in rare cases that the accoucheur feels that the best interest of the mother, the family, and the community are served by this sacrifice. (p. 147)

accoucheur: a person who assists during childbirth, esp. an obstetrician.

What new words did you discover this week?

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I've never heard accoucheur but it sort of has a French feel. Thanks for playing along!