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 first word this week came from Twitter.
1. olinguito –
How do I get me an olinguito?
— Allison Winn Scotch (@aswinn) August 15, 2013
Olinguito isn’t in my dictionary but a quick search revealed it’s a newly discovered mammal. You can see pictures and read more about it here.
My second and third words came from The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani.
2. frog – “Carved the packed dirt from his hooves and squirted iodine onto his frog to prevent thrush.”
I know what the amphibian frog is but didn’t think that made sense in this context so I looked it up. I found out that frog it also the triangular elastic horny pad in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse. Horseman Magazine has an article on horse thrush that includes a photo of a frog.
3. oxer – “There had already been one fall, a girl I didn’t know well tossed after her horse refused the oxer.”
According to wikipedia, “an oxer is a type of horse jump with two rails that may be set even or uneven. The width between the poles may vary.”
What words do you want to celebrate today?