Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wonderous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermudaonion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.

Again I will use The Mayor of Casterbridge because its loaded with many interesting words.

1.Bill-hooks - hooked knives
2. mattock- tools used to loosen hard ground
3. butter-firkins- small casks for butter
4. field-flagons- bottles in which field workers carried beer
5. seed-lips- baskets used to carry seed
6. lammigers- Physically disabled people
7. tumuli- mounds of earth marking ancient burial sites
8. brougham- closed one-horse carriage
9. victorine- fur scarf worn by women

This book is full of new words and slang.

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Those are interesting words. I'm wondering what time period they're from. Thanks for playing along today!

Ladybug said...

That was a nice collection of words, I didn't know any of them.

Here's my Wonderous Words Wednseday post.

Lenore said...

Those are words I'd probably just skip over and not even look up. I call them "flavor" words. They spice up the story even if you don't know what they mean (and really, you don't have to know what they mean, unless they are part of a main plot point).

Shannansbooks said...

Bermuda onion I think they are from the late 1800s early 1900s

Lenore I like to learn different colloquialisms

Ladybug I will checkout your site