Wondrous Words Wednesday
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 came from a children’s book – The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland’s Good Fortune by P. J. Lynch.
1. shallop – “Our biggest job was fixing up our large sailing boat, the shallop, which had been cut in four pieces for stowing between decks.”
I find it so interesting when a word has different meanings like this one. A shallop is a light sailboat or a large, heavy boat with one or more masts and sometimes equipped with guns. In this case, I think the author intended the former meaning.
I found my next word in The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell.
2. pelagic – “I reasoned with myself that I had no real evidence about the washing of pelagic birds and it was probably just an old wives’ tale anyway.”
Pelagic means relating to or living in the sea far from shore.
What words do you want to celebrate today?