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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 30, 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 new to me words in BAKER TOWERS by Jennifer Haigh.

1. chock – “On their knees the men moved the chocks.”

A chock is a wedge or block placed against a wheel or rounded object to prevent it from moving.    

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2. brattice – “We know that because the brattices have collapsed.”

A brattice is a partition or shaft lining in a coal mine, typically made of wood or heavy cloth.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2019 7:40 am

    I read this book and maybe that’s why I recall chock. Brattice didn’t ring a bell.

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    October 30, 2019 9:16 am

    0-2 but should have known “chock.”

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  3. October 30, 2019 9:31 am

    I knew chock because of our old boat trailer, but not brattice.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 30, 2019 9:55 am

    I knew chock, but brattice had me stumped!

  5. October 30, 2019 10:02 am

    I know chock because we’ve always worked on our own vehicles. I’m sure I’ve heard the word brattice because my dad was a coal miner when he was in his 20’s and he’s told us about it, but I don’t remember.

  6. October 30, 2019 10:13 am

    Both new to me, but is this book about mining? Thanks for sharing!

  7. October 30, 2019 12:22 pm

    I have always admired your commitment to your weekly memes. I have not heard of either of the words.

  8. October 30, 2019 5:07 pm

    New to me 🙂

  9. October 30, 2019 6:40 pm

    Good words this week! Brattice was new-to-me.

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