Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book: Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake

1. portmanteau- Artisan made tapestry & canvas bags, tote bags, clothing & accessories in Portland, Maine's Old Port.pg.32

2. bombazine- a fine twilled fabric of silk and worsted cotton often dyed black & used for mourning clothes. pg 29

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Ann,

    Although I knew both of your words this week, it did give me the opportunity to check out the synopsis for 'Whirlwind', which has subsequently been added to my reading list, thanks for that.

    Yvonne

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  2. Oh, portmanteau has always been one of my favorites. Excellent choice. I'd forgotten about bombazine, though.
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  3. Portemanteau is ok for me : French word ! But bombazine looks too like a French word, but I never saw it !

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  4. Margot had portmanteau this week too! But she used a different meaning that I didn't know. As Annie says it's a French word. I've never heard of bombazine before.

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  5. I was going to say Margot used portmanteau as well, but I see Louise beat me to it! Bombazine sounds like something more sinister than fabric.

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  6. fiction-books- Glad you added "whirlwind" to your tbr list.

    JCNL- thanks! for commenting.

    Annie, Louise- I never did either.

    Bermudaonion-Yes, I was surprised it was a fabric also.

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