Wondrous Words Wednesday
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Both of my words this week come from One Day by David Nicholls.
1. caber – “Tilly was standing on the running board of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost that would take them the hundred yards to the reception, the bouquet held low in both hands, ready to be tossed like a caber.”
A caber is a young tree trunk used for tossing as a trial of strength in a Scottish sport. I’ve seen pictures and videos of this, but never knew those trunks had a specific name.
2. faecal – “It has a faecal quality, as if something is decaying inside him.”
I should have been able to figure this one out. Faecal is a British variation of fecal