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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 17, 2019

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 a few more words in WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens.

1. hardpan – “When finished, they moved on to new spots, leaving tracks of thirst and hardpan behind.”

Hardpan is a noun that means a hardened impervious layer, typically of clay, occurring in or below the soil and impairing drainage and plant growth. 

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2. duff – “The moist duff felt cool on her feet as she neared a cluster of intensely yellow toadstools.”

In this sentence, duff means the partly decayed organic matter on the forest floor. 

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2019 8:00 am

    I’m getting more interested than ever in reading that book! My current blog post is a little wordy — It’s a book review but there’s one bit about the literal meaning of “the limelight.”

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. July 17, 2019 8:26 am

    OMG, hardpan! Good to know there’s a name for what is in our alleged “yard” LOL

  3. July 17, 2019 9:08 am

    both are new to me!

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    July 17, 2019 9:45 am

    Both sounded familiar, but I I didn’t get either one of them. Rats.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” 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. ” >

  5. July 17, 2019 4:47 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book – my book club picked it for September. Looks like I’ll be learning some new words, because I didn’t know either of these!

  6. July 17, 2019 7:47 pm

    Both words are new to me! I’d really like to read this best-selling book.

  7. July 17, 2019 8:08 pm

    Which gives me pause at the thought of the classic Newfoundland steamed pudding: figgy duff 😉

  8. July 18, 2019 1:50 am

    Duff, nice!

  9. July 20, 2019 12:48 pm

    Good ones! Thanks. Duff and hardpan would be great for some western novel.

  10. bookingmama permalink
    August 16, 2019 11:55 am

    I knew where these words came from before I even looked! Had to be CRAWDADS!

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