Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Word Wednesday is a fun meme hosted by Kathy also known as Bermudaonion where you share new words you have run across in your reading. It's a lot of fun so come play along!

This week my words came from The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan which by the way was an excellent book.

rouleau- a roll of ribbons (I figured it had something to do with yard goods but never would have thought ribbon)

She holds up a delicate tulle, a coil of rouleau, and another of soutache, all of the same luminous gray.

purslane- a trailing Asian weed having small yellow flowers, reddish stems and fleshy leaves that are sometimes cooked or used in salad

Beneath the garden's canopy of foliage, purslane spreads it's weedy tendrils.

crokinole= an action board game similar to carrom or marbles with elements of shuffleboard or curling reduced to table top size (I knew it had to be a game but had no idea it was a board game)

It can happen during a meal, a game of crokinole, or even mid sentence as he speaks.

quoins- a wedge used to anchor other items

The builder had not skimped, and Mother likes to recite the evidence-the raised Quoins of each corner, the hood moldings over each window and door, the keystones cut from single pieces of rock.

What new words did you run across this week? Funny but spellcheck did not like my words.


  1. All of these words are new to me. I'll have to refer to this post when I read this book since it's in my TBR pile. Thanks for participating!

  2. I didn't know any of your words either. I especially like "rouleau" because of its French sound.

  3. Your words were new to me as well. I even had to look up soutache! I'm off to see if the library has this book to check out. Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. All your words except rouleau are new to me! I love the word crokinole.

    Here's are my words

  5. I think I used crokinole for my Wondrous Words when I read this book. Isn't great taking the time to see what these words actually mean?

  6. Hi!
    Great Words! I knew 2 of them. The rest were new to me. This also sounds like a great book. I'll be putting it on my TBR list. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Some words appeal to me simply based on how they look and sound, this holds true for the word quoins.

    Here are my Wondrous Words

  8. I only knew purslane and that's because I've done lots of gardening in the past. Based on your words alone, I like the sound of this book.


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