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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 24, 2013

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!

This week, I have two more words from Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley.

1. eschar – “You’ve no eschars.”

An eschar is a scab, formed especially after a burn.


2. carboy – “She finds the carboys of water they took turns to fill and haul down.”

A carboy is a large container for liquids.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

26 Comments leave one →
  1. Brona permalink
    April 24, 2013 4:45 am

    I had heard of carboy before although I’m curious about its origins as well. Eschar is a curiosity for sure!

  2. thewrredhead permalink
    April 24, 2013 6:10 am

    Great words! I knew carboy, because my husband makes his own wine at home, and it requires many carboys to hold it during the aging process. 🙂

  3. April 24, 2013 6:33 am

    I checked myself. I’ve no eschars, too. 🙂

  4. April 24, 2013 7:43 am

    carboys I vaguely knew, but eschar, no. don’t have any, don’t want any, don’t want to see any,

  5. April 24, 2013 7:49 am

    I feel like Caite about eschars! LOL

  6. April 24, 2013 9:35 am

    I’m reading this book now, and I have found a few other words I wasn’t familiar with,but figured them out via the context they were used. Love finding new words, and wonder why an author chooses and lesser known word for their work.

  7. Beth Hoffman permalink
    April 24, 2013 10:52 am

    I feel like a dunce, both these words had me stumped!

  8. April 24, 2013 11:30 am

    A new word for scab , sounds a little better.

  9. April 24, 2013 11:46 am

    Eschar brought me back to my physical therapy days and wound care. Eschar is truly nasty stuff that prevents a wound from healing. We had to scrub it away. Not fun. Carboy was new to me. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

  10. talesofwhimsy permalink
    April 24, 2013 12:42 pm

    Carboy? Wow. No way! Interesting.

  11. debbierodgers permalink
    April 24, 2013 1:14 pm

    Imagine! Scabs have different names. huh!

  12. zibilee permalink
    April 24, 2013 1:22 pm

    I am still reading this one too, and can’t wait to get the chance to dive back in. I have a tour tomorrow, and need to finish that one, but this one sounds great!!

  13. zibilee permalink
    April 24, 2013 1:23 pm

    What I meant to say is that it IS great! Sorry 🙂

  14. April 24, 2013 1:29 pm

    Carboy doesn’t make sense as a place for liquids. It should mean these guys who live and breathe their vehicles. lol I’m not sure I’d use eschar. I’m with Caite on that one.

  15. April 24, 2013 4:34 pm

    Eschar is a nicer name for scab, haven’t heard it used before. Carboy is an interesting one!

  16. April 24, 2013 5:31 pm

    Now I feel I need to read this book, I hope your review will be favorable.

  17. April 24, 2013 7:23 pm

    eschar I know I have heard before and kind of understood it in context, though was not sure of the exact meaning, till now.
    And carboy is new to me..

  18. Patty permalink
    April 24, 2013 8:12 pm

    Now those words are very unusual…do you think you will ever run out of words? That would worry me!

  19. April 24, 2013 11:17 pm

    Didn’t know either of these and the fact that scabs of different types have different names is a new one on me.

  20. April 24, 2013 11:34 pm

    What a lovely word game. After trimming my roses all weekend, I have no eschars for my thorn torn arms.

  21. April 24, 2013 11:35 pm

    not sure if my last comment showed.

  22. April 24, 2013 11:36 pm

    Interesting word game. After trimming my roses all weekend, I still have no eschars on my thorn torn arms.

  23. Belle Wong permalink
    April 25, 2013 1:13 pm

    Eschars – very interesting word! It’s the “E” of course, but at first glance I thought of pastries (eclairs!) 🙂

  24. April 25, 2013 3:12 pm

    Eschar is definitely a more interesting and less crude sounding word than scab, but maybe it only feels kind of gross because of what it means. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  25. April 25, 2013 8:09 pm

    These two stumped me!!

  26. bookingmama permalink
    April 25, 2013 8:54 pm

    I think the word scab is so ugly so eschar sounds better to me too!

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