Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Kathy over at Bermudaonion's Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday. If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to Kathy's place and link up!

Here's what I've got this week from Perelandra by C. S. Lewis:

Reentrants: reentering angles

It was an irregularly shaped object with many curves and reentrants. (p. 37) [Angles and curves that is irregularly shaped.]


1. A strong yellow color.
2. A gum resin obtained from the sap of trees of the genus Garcinia, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic.

It was variegated in colours like a patch-work quilt--flame-colour, ultramarine, crimson, orange, gamboge, and violet. (p. 37)

easily crumbled or pulverized

Burrowing idly with his fingers he found something friable like dry soil, but very little of it, for almost at once he came upon a base of tough, interlocked fibres. (p. 40)


Joy Weese Moll said...

All new words to me. I could use friable.

bermudaonion said...

I would have guessed that reentrants meant people who had entered again. Great words!

Tea said...

Like "Gamboge." Thanx.