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.

PALE ROSE OF ENGLAND by Sandra Worth

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?

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

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

parolediscribacchina 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.

marthalama 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.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/wonderous-words-wednesday_09.html

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...

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

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/wondrous-words-wednesday.html

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.

Here's mine: Wondrous Words Wednesday