Wondrous Words Wednesday

Words!  I’ve got words today!  These come from Horns by Joe Hill. This was a scary one – look for my review later this week.

1. Brumate: Hibernate; lie dormant

“Go brumate somewhere!” he shouted.

2. Phylactery: either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer

“Hebrew,” Ig said.  “It’s from a phylactery.”

3. Midden: a dump for domestic waste

“Terry didn’t fight this time but turned and ran, through the tall grass, back toward the midden heap.”

So, what new words did YOU learn this week?

  6 comments for “Wondrous Words Wednesday

  1. March 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Those are all new to me. There are days when I’d like to go brumate somewhere! Thanks for participating!

  2. March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Great words. Now I have a new word for the trash heap, Midden. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. March 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I like brumate and the way it was used. I’m going to hang on to that one and use it the next time I want my husband to “bug off.” Of course, he will have to go look it up to know what I’m talking about. Good fun.

  4. March 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve heard of phylactery, but not the others. You did find some good ones!

  5. March 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great words!

  6. March 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    All your words were new to me! Here are mine…

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