Wondrous Words Wednesday
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Today, I have a couple of hyphenated words from my Word-a-Day Calendar.
1. simon-pure – “Alfred is a simon-pure Republican, rocked in his cradle to the stirring rhythms of GOP speeches, grown to a man sure to vote the party line.”
Simon-pure means of untainted purity or integrity; also, pretentiously or hypocritically pure. This phrase comes from a character in the play, A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susannah Centlivre.
2. cap-a-pie – “The birthday girl — dressed cap-a-pie as a princess, from tiara to sequined slippers — waited excitedly for her guests to arrive.”
Cap-a-pie means from head to foot.