Wondrous Words Wednesday
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Both of my words this week come from The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye.
1. nankeen – “Twenty or thirty pieces of cheap nankeen lay folded at her feet.”
I probably won’t have the opportunity to use this word – nankeen is a durable brownish yellow cotton fabric originally loomed by hand in China.
2. fadge – “It really won’t fadge, the police only just formed and dead kids thrown out with the oyster shells.”
Fadge isn’t in my dictionary but, according to wiktionary, it has a lot of different meanings. From the context, I thought fadge meant matter, but that’s not one of the meanings. I’m guessing it means to agree, get along with.