Monday, March 3, 2014

Words of the...Moment

Who says genre fiction can't increase a person's vocabulary? Just this past week I ran across two words, from two different sources. One was from Robert Jordan's "A Shadow Rising" and the other was from the story "Special Delivery" by Jeff Grubb published in a collection of Dragonlance short stories called "The Search for Power: Dragons from the War of Souls". 

hackamore - (noun) - a simple loop bridle, by mean of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse; used chiefly in breaking colts (1840-1850 American; Spanish influence)

wain - (noun) - a farm wagon or cart (before 900 CE Middle English; from the Old English waegn; eventually "wagon")

Until Next Time...
Linguistically Yours,

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