Didn't find any new words in my reading this week, so these are a couple from one of the books I read earlier this year, Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner. I always find wondrous words in all her books.
exeat – 1) A license for absence from a college or a religious house; 2) A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese.
From the book: "The tall thin beauty with the dog was never visible in the daytime and it was impossible to imagine her doing anything except eating ice cream and smoking, like a child on an exeat from school." [p. 66]crepitate - To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
From the book: "Edith felt the hairs on the back of her neck begin to crepitate." [p. 100]Hmmmm. These days, my joints seem to be doing quite a bit of crepitating.
I don't think I've ever seen either one of those words. I love crepitate! Thanks for playing along.ReplyDelete
Great words! Thanks for stopping by.ReplyDelete
"crepitate?" Where in the world did she come up with that word? I love it!ReplyDelete
I love crepitate too!ReplyDelete
I'm so behind on my reading schedule, that I couldn't participate for the past two weeks.ReplyDelete