Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I found one last word in WHEN IN FRENCH by Lauren Collins.
1. deliquesce – “To get there we called a water taxi, which sped us through the twilight, eyes watering and hair tangling, just as les pinasses — the brightly colored, snub-nosed wooden boats of the region — began to deliquesce, blue and then black, into the horizon.”
Deliquesce means to dissolve or melt away.
I found these words in THE VELVET HOURS by Alyson Richman.
2. guilloche – “The watch was open, displaying the guilloche dial and its dark roman numerals.”
Guilloche means a pattern made by interlacing curved lines.
3. netsuke – “‘They are called netsuke . . . Small enough to carry on your person, and to easily gaze upon in the palm of your hand.'”
A netsuke is a small and often intricately carved toggle used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash. There are many pictures of gorgeous ones online and you can read more about them on Wikipedia.
What words do you want to celebrate today?