I know it's been a while, but I have words that I want to share!
*I started Word(s) of the Week ages ago so that I could share all the new, brilliant, crazy words I kept coming across in my readings of fiction, articles, blogs, etc.*
From Sonnets From The Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
Sonnet II: Amerce: To impose a fine on.
Sonnet III: Athwart: From side to side; Across the path (of something); In opposition of.
Argosies: Plural of argosy
Argosy: A large merchant ship.
Purpureal: Of a purple colour.
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Asphodel: Eurasian plant of the lily family, typically having long slender leaves and flowers borne on a spike.
Eglantine: A Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips. Another word for Sweet Briar.
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From Undead Reckoning, by Mike Slabon
(pg 337) Wattle and Daub: "Wattle and daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw."