Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - November 10, 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 MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE: A PINK CARNATION by Lauren Willig

escritoire - Turnip's eyes strayed tot he escritoire in the corner, supplied with paper, pens, and ink.  (p. 142)

escritoire: writing desk

moues- The country squires, in their old-fashioned wigs and buckled shoes, looked askance at the pinks of the ton, with their elaborate cravats and painfully high shirt points, while the London matrons made moues at the heavy, full-skirted brocades and long curls of the country set. (p. 260)

moues: pouting grimace

What new words did you discover this week?

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I knew escritoire from our time in France, but moue is new to me. I wonder how it's pronounced. Thanks for playing along!

marthalama said...

I think I've seen escritoire in Jane Austen or something similar but honestly I'm not 100% on how to pronounce it. The other is definitely new to me.

I love playing this, here are my words:
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