Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday -- April 6, 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.

DAUGHTERS OF ROME by Kate Quinn

turbot - "Sea urchins and turbot, is it Ostentatious?" Tullia's voice again, hectoring the steward. (p. 125)

turbo: a European flatfish, Psetta maxima,  having a diamond-shaped body: valued as a food fish.

THE MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH by Jacqueline Winspear

syllabub - "Sutton had picked up a spoon and was holding it above the syllabub served for the pudding course." (p. 98) 

syllabub: a dessert of beaten cream that is thickened with gelatin, sweetened, and flavored with wine or liquor.


cosh - "Multiple wounds to the skull, you usual blunt object wound -- might have been a cosh, a poker, you name it." (p. 143) 

cosh: a blackjack; bludgeon.

What new words did you discover this week? 

9 comments:

Annie said...

Turbot ! Yes, a really good fish !

Julie said...

Oh I love this idea! I'll have to start keeping track of new words from my reading and participate in this fun meme! Look for it next week :)

Julie @ Read Handed (http://readhanded.blogspot.com)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've seen references to syllabub over the years but can't imagine how it might taste. But something about it - the gelatin I think, makes me resist finding out!

Louise said...

I can personally vouch for the fact that turbot is very delicious. Sadly I've never had a syllabub, but last year discovered the wonder that is a fool, which I think is similar to a syllabub- a fool is amazing- fruit and cream and heaven. I've not heard of cosh before.

heyiwanttoreadthat.com said...

How funny, I picked cosh last week. I love that word and want to be able to use it. I also knew Turbot, embarrassingly because they use it in Hell's Kitchen (yes, I watch that show).

bermudaonion said...

Those words are all new to me. A syllabub doesn't sound very good to me. Thanks for playing along!

Margot said...

A little syllabub would be nice for dessert tonight. All good words.

Carin S. said...

I've run across syllabub many times but never bothered to look it up! I had no idea it was a pudding. Weird.

Alyce said...

Those are all new to me!