Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I only found one word last week and it was used several times in The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore.
1. chert – “She glanced at her feet, a full shade darker than her legs and tinged a pale red from walking through the chert covering the paths around her house.”
Chert is a rock resembling flint and consisting essentially of a large amount of fibrous chalcedony with smaller amounts of cryptocrystalline quartz and amorphous silica. According to wikipedia, it varies greatly in color – obviously the chert in this book is of the red variety.
What words do you want to celebrate today?