Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from the book:  The Poisoned Island   by Lloyd Shepherd

1. Leviathans- Sea monsters referenced in the Tanakh and in the Christian Old Testament.

2. Wherries- Boats that were traditionally used for carrying cargo or passengers on rivers and canals in England.

3.Gunwale- It is the top edge of the side of a boat.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Ann,

    I knew all three of your words this week, although I have to admit that I thought a 'wherry' was peculiar to the Northern half of the country, so I was most surprised when I checked it out, to discover that 'wherries' were actually used mostly down here in the South, on the river Thames.

    The article on Wikipedia made for interesting reading, so thanks for reminding me of the word.

    Yvonne

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  2. Hi Mary Ann,

    I knew all three of your words this week, although I have to admit that I thought a 'wherry' was peculiar to the Northern half of the country, so I was most surprised when I checked it out, to discover that 'wherries' were actually used mostly down here in the South, on the river Thames.

    The article on Wikipedia made for interesting reading, so thanks for reminding me of the word.

    Yvonne

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  3. Hi Mary Ann,

    I knew all three of your words this week, although I have to admit that I thought a 'wherry' was peculiar to the Northern half of the country, so I was most surprised when I checked it out, to discover that 'wherries' were actually used mostly down here in the South, on the river Thames.

    The article on Wikipedia made for interesting reading, so thanks for reminding me of the word.

    Yvonne

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  4. I've heard of gunwales but had no idea what they were.

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  5. I'd like to know how wherries and ferries are related?

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  6. Yvonne- Thanks! for checking that out. Very interesting.

    Bermudaonion- I never heard of them before.

    Brona Joy- Good question.

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