Happy Wednesday — it’s time for some new words! You know how this works – share a few words from your current book that you had to look up, then head over to Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to learn some new ones.
1. Chryselephantine – (of ancient Greek sculpture) Overlaid with gold and ivory.
“At the heart of Iran’s request was an eight-foot chryselephantine statue of the Greek god Hypnos, the god of sleep…”
2. Oculus – A round or eyelike opening or design, in particular.
“They’d stepped in front of an exposed stone wall with an oculus in its center.”
3. Foxing – Small, irregular, brown blemishes on paper.
“If there’s too much moisture in the air it can lead to mildew, mold and foxing of pages.”
What new words did YOU learn this week?