Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book I am currently reading, called A Question Of Honor  by Charles Todd.

1. Copse-  is a small group of trees.

2. Miasma- A highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor.

3. Tympanum- is the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall or surface over an entrance bounded by an arch.

11 comments:

  1. I love this! What's funny is that I've always liked the sound of 'miasma' so the fact that it's for an unpleasant smell doesn't fit the great word to me. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  2. It's amazing to me how many architecture words there are and how few of them I know.

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  3. I knew copse but not the others. Great words!

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  4. Tympanum is new to me. I wondered what those arches were called! Copse I learned just recently.

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  5. Hi Mary Ann,

    We have lots of copses and small woodland areas around the area I live in, although many of these sites are now being sold off by cash-strapped councils. Once they are gone, we are never going to get them back for the benefit of the community, so we should fight to keep hold of them!!

    Tympanum was the only one of your words that I didn't know this week and the addition of the image was really helpful in understanding the word and getting it into context.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne

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