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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 1, 2020

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!

This word is from A HUNDRED SUNS by Karin Tanabe.

1. lorgnette – “It’s like jumping inside a lorgnette, the view is so good.”

A lorgnette is a pair of glasses or opera glasses held in front of a person’s eyes by a long handle at one side.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2020 6:03 am

    Hi Kathy,

    Lorgnette is very much a European word, which Is why I probably know of it.

    The book you found the word in also sounds very intriguing and emotional, although I am still in two minds about adding it to my own list, as I am actively trying to take tighter control of how many books I have around the place and on various devices, which I shall never have any hope of reading!

    As I am on lockdown with hubbie, I am going to try and finish off a WWW selection I have half started and get it posted to Mister Linky later.

    Thanks for hosting and Stay Safe 🙂

    Yvonne
    xx

  2. April 1, 2020 6:46 am

    I know I’ve read it in historical but without context I’d need to look it up.

  3. Mae Sander permalink
    April 1, 2020 8:23 am

    I thought Marguerite Dumont had a lorgnette in the Captain Spaulding scenes of Groucho Marx movies, but I can’t find any more about it. Women in some Oscar Wilde plays do sometimes wear them according to stage directions. I definitely associate it with that type of character!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. April 1, 2020 9:31 am

    I like this word and your graphic to go along with it.

    Great sentence too….clever.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. April 1, 2020 10:36 am

    Sounds like an interesting use of the word by Tanabe!

  6. April 1, 2020 10:47 am

    Didn’t know that was the name of them. I only knew them as Opera Glasses.

  7. Lloyd Russell permalink
    April 1, 2020 11:01 am

    I knew right what this was…after I saw the picture.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:01 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. ” >

  8. April 1, 2020 7:52 pm

    I always thought it would be fun to try a pair of those.

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