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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 27, 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!

I found two words in Stir by Jessica Fechtor.

1. drupelet – “I studied the drupelets neatly stacked, their hollows pursed like lips into supple Os.”

A drupelet is a small drupe or, rather, one of the individual parts of an aggregate fruit (such as a raspberry).


2. pawl – “I liked the sound it made as the pawl clicked through the gear.”

A pawl is a mechanical component in a ratchet.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2016 8:17 am

    Both are brand new to me!

  2. July 27, 2016 8:53 am

    I’ve never heard of either one of these. Do you think authors go out of their way to find these terms to use?

  3. July 27, 2016 9:33 am

    Nope and nope. Although I like the word “drupe.”

  4. July 27, 2016 11:05 am

    Clueless on both!

  5. July 27, 2016 12:05 pm

    Two new ones for me. I’ve seen drupelets many times but didn’t know there was a word for that.

  6. July 27, 2016 2:13 pm

    Heard my husband mention pawl , didn’t know the other.

  7. July 27, 2016 3:28 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’ve heard my husband talk about a pawl before, but the other word is new to me.

  8. Rhonda permalink
    July 27, 2016 4:02 pm

    Fun to learn new words😍

  9. July 27, 2016 4:08 pm

    Oh well, I’ll have to use pawl at furniture refinishing, they’ll think I know what I’m doing.

  10. July 28, 2016 3:58 am

    Those are new to me

  11. bookingmama permalink
    August 2, 2016 7:49 am

    I had no idea that there was a name for those little parts of fruit. Love it!

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