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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 6, 2016

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!

My first word is from Chickens in the Road by Suzanne McMinn.

1. wether – “At 2 P.M., I found our little wether, Honey, down.”

McMinn goes on to explain that a wether is a castrated ram.


My second word is from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín.

2. marrowfat peas – “Mary was at the top of the ladder stacking packets of marrowfat peas on the higher shelves.”

Marrowfat peas are mature peas that have been allowed to dry out in the field instead of being picked while they’re young.  They’re used to make mushy peas and wasabi peas.


My third word is from Rhapsody in Books’ review of The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler.

3. flintlock fantasy – “This flintlock fantasy (meaning a Napoleon-Era-like setting and wars that are fought with muskets, bayonets, and artillery . . . and magic) is the second book in a series that began with The Thousand Names..”

Jill was kind enough to define the term in the sentence but it was new to me so I decided to feature it.  Have you ever read a flintlock fantasy?


What words do you want to celebrate today?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2016 4:12 am

    I sure have read flintlock fantasy 🙂

  2. January 6, 2016 5:25 am

    Wether is a sad word!

  3. January 6, 2016 8:46 am

    Nope, have not read a flintlock fantasy nor was I aware of the term. The other words are new to me, as well.

  4. January 6, 2016 9:15 am

    0-3 – and not even close!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    January 6, 2016 10:22 am

    I had no clue for any of those!

  6. January 6, 2016 12:05 pm

    I learned three new words from you today!

  7. January 6, 2016 12:47 pm

    Wow, all new to me. Starting off the year realizing I’ve got a lot to learn! 😉

  8. January 6, 2016 1:00 pm

    All three are new to me. I find marrowfat peas interesting. I’ve grown lots of peas in my time but have never grown those – at least not on purpose. I’ve missed picking a few peas that have then dried on the vine. It could be I’ve grown marrowfat peas without knowing it.

  9. January 6, 2016 1:00 pm

    I didn’t know ANY of these!!!! I’m feeling like marrowfat peas need to go on my office bulletin board. lol

  10. January 6, 2016 1:12 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I have definitely never read any flintlock fantasy and I find it can be quite irritating to have reading pigeon-holed to such narrow genres descriptions, but that’s just my personal view !

    Although we live in a very rural farming area, I have never come across a wether before and could certainly never have guessed at its meaning.

    Yay! 1 out 3 isn’t too bad? I know marrowfat peas very well, as a fish and chip supper is nothing without a portion of mushy peas on the side 🙂 This is also the book that I like the sound of the most.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting WWW 🙂


  11. January 6, 2016 2:48 pm

    All new for me, learned something today.

  12. Patty permalink
    January 6, 2016 4:50 pm

    I know nothing about these three words. I need to expand my word view!

  13. January 6, 2016 5:20 pm

    Kathy, all three are new to me! Chicken in the Road–interesting title!

  14. January 6, 2016 7:03 pm

    All new to me 🙂

  15. January 7, 2016 2:41 am

    All new words for me too although I could have probably guessed flintlock fantasy.

  16. January 7, 2016 1:50 pm

    I have read Flintlock Fantasy – for some reason military fantasies are some of my favorites.

  17. bookingmama permalink
    January 11, 2016 9:04 am

    Leave it to Jill to offer new words to us in her reviews!

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