Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. 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 comes from Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton.
1. crofter – “He diligently went all over the area where the captain might have walked, talking to crofters, and then to every house in Drim but without any success.”
A crofter is one who has tenure of a croft, usually also the occupant and user. A croft is a small farm worked by a tenant.
My second word comes from Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
2. enfilade – “Then L. J. dispatched five of the men in an enfilade line among the old willow trees at the edge of the woods.”
Enfilade has several meanings, and from the context, I think it means to rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction.