Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
My words this week come from Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.
1. lawn – “I regretted not having a proper negligee to wear for my wedding night, but Nell had laundered and ironed my best summer nightgown, sewn of white pin-tucked lawn with narrow ribbon straps that barely covered my shoulders.”
When I think of lawn, I think of the grass in a yard and knew that didn’t fit here. I thought this might be a typo and decided to look it up. I discovered lawn can also be a fine sheer linen or cotton fabric of plain weave that is thinner than cambric.
2. vernix – “If the infant emerged, looking at first like any other newborn, pale and covered in milky vernix, squalling and reddening as oxygen filled his lungs, then eventually settled into the warmer shade of another race?”
I was able to figure this one out from the context but looked it up anyway. According to medicine.net, vernix is “a white, cheesy substance that covers and protects the skin of a fetus.”
What words do you want to celebrate today?