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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 15, 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!

IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS by Jan Karon was the source for a few more new-to-me words.

1. trug – “Anna came in from the entrance hall with a trug of purple iris.”

A trug is a shallow oblong basket made of strips of wood, traditionally used for carrying garden flowers and produce.

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2. parge – “The hut was a small, parged building with a couple of stone steps to the door and a single room.”

Parge is a verb that means cover with plaster or mortar.

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3. plenish – “The tears he had witnessed in his life as a priest might plenish a river.”

I’m familiar with replenish so I was able to figure this one out but have never heard it used before.  Plenish means to fill up; stock; furnish.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2020 3:29 am

    Hi Kathy,

    A great set of words, of which I knew one (trug) and like yourself, could probably have guessed at (plenish). (parge) is totally new to me, so thanks for sharing!

    I have come across both the author and this particular series mentioned often before on our fellow bloggers sites, however for some reason I have never bothered checking it out, possibly because the titles make me think of something else entirely.

    I took the time to consult with Goodreads this morning though and I do like the sound of these books, although I was wondering if you know whether they work okay as stand alone stories, as I am quite a way behind in the series?

    Hope that you are all keeping well 🙂

    Yvonne
    xx

    No post from me this week, I’m afraid, but I hope to join in again very soon!

  2. Mae Sander permalink
    April 15, 2020 6:08 am

    Good words; new to me.
    My word today is “chicanes” — see
    https://maefood.blogspot.com/2020/04/learning-new-word-from-john-le-carre.html

    be well… mae

  3. Kathy Lorenz permalink
    April 15, 2020 7:09 am

    Two out of three. Parge sounds silly to me.

    Sent from my iPhone Kathryn Lorenz

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  4. April 15, 2020 7:10 am

    Plenish makes sense in context but I’ve never used it.

  5. April 15, 2020 7:45 am

    A trug full of flowers seems like a great thing to have, even if it sounds prettier than the word “trug” sounds! :–)

  6. Lloyd Russell permalink
    April 15, 2020 10:59 am

    I got #3 (and only #3!) for the same reason.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Apr 15, 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. ” >

  7. April 15, 2020 1:28 pm

    I knew plenish but not the other two.

  8. April 15, 2020 4:38 pm

    Yes I cold figure out that lat one too

  9. April 15, 2020 4:46 pm

    Interesting words! Plenish makes sense, although I’ve only heard replenish. Thanks for sharing these words from your book.

  10. April 16, 2020 8:12 am

    All three sound like words one might desperately make up during a difficult Scrabble game.

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