Wondrous Words Wednesday
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My words this week come from The Living End by Robert Leleux.
1. recamier – “Because JoAnn could Camille it up with the best of them – posing limply on a recamier with one lily-white hand poised on her brow, just so, like some consumptive out of a nineteenth-century novel.”
A recamier is a sometimes backless couch with a high curved headrest and low footrest.
2. chorine – “At that age, I was often able, when in the company of strangers, only to shift between two excruciating gears in my personality: I was either unbearably sheepish, to the point of finding direct eye contact agonizing, or I was almost superhumanly brassy, like some thirties spit-curled chorine.”
A chorine is a chorus girl.
What words do you want to celebrate today?