Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I found the first two words in The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers.
1. scree – “Those rare days he could be said to have been in something resembling a good mood, he’d look back at us as we struggled over a wall or tried to scramble up over the scree of a sewage ditch, and he’d smile and say, “Life is pain.””
After I looked this one up, I felt like I should have known it. Scree is an accumulation of loose stones or rocky debris lying on a slope or at the base of a hill or a cliff.
2. woobie – “I took my woobie out of my pack and covered him.”
I felt rather silly after I looked this one up. According to Wiktionary, a woobie is any object, typically a blanket, garment or stuffed animal that is used simply for its comforting characteristics.
My third word today came from The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks.
3. talus – “We’d be hiking a talus-littered trail up to ten thousand feet, after all, and then spend three days creekside among the lodgepole pines.”
Interestingly enough, talus is very similar in meaning to scree. Talus is rock debris at the base of a cliff. Obviously, I need to get out more.