Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday - February 9, 2011

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.


compline - Church bells began to toll for compline, stirring a vague memory. (p.2)

compline: the last of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally occurring after the evening meal but now usually following immediately upon vespers.

destrier - He mounted his stallion and sat for a long moment, looking at her. He turned his destrier. (p.42)

destrier: a war-horse; charger.

What new words did you discover this week?


bermudaonion said...

Those are both new to me too! Somehow I doubt I'll be able to ease them into a conversation today.

Anonymous said...

I knew destrier. And I didn't know compline, but I imagine I may have seen it already somewhere (Pillars of the Earth comes to mind as a good title to feature this word...)
With words such as these two, it sounds like a book that would suit me! Thanks for sharing.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

These books with canonical hours mentioned drive me crazy because I can never get them straight! Even my husband, who had 18 years in Catholic schools can't though, so I feel better! :--)

Louise said...

Both new words for me there today Julie. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Those are both new to me. Though I vaguely thought I knew compline. This book is totally on my TBR list, I love the cover.

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Margot said...

I love the way the words, sentences and the title of the book tells me about the flavor of the book. If I saw this at the library, I'd check it out. Sounds like my kind of book.

Sherrie said...

I knew what destrier was but not compline. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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Joy said...

Good words. I think I had guessed that destrier was a horse, but it's good to know that it's a war-horse.

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