Word of the day

May 10, 2020

Hleów-feðer – shelter feather; sheltering wing.


Word of the day

May 6, 2020

Aubade – a poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning; song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, greeting or evoking daybreak; dawn serenade; love poem or song welcoming or lamenting the arrival of the dawn; a poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.


Word of the day

May 5, 2020

Augur –  portend a good or bad outcome; : to foretell especially from omens; to be a sign of especially good or bad things in the future; to give promise of; presage;  to serve as an omen or promise of; foreshadow; betoken; a religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behaviour of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action; a clairvoyant, priest or collection of priests whose job it was to interpret what the gods wanted.


Word of the day

August 22, 2019

Lynchet – a ridge or ledge formed along the downhill side of a plot by ploughing in ancient times;  an earth terrace found on the side of a hill.


Word of the day

June 4, 2019

Barrug – hoarfrost; dew-drops which have undergone deposition and frozen into ice crystals to form a white deposit on an exposed surface, when the air is cold and moist; the fine and featherlike frost that forms when water vapour freezes fast onto surfaces.

 


Word of the day

May 23, 2019

Eremocene – the age of loneliness;  a time for and all about our one species alone.


Word of the day

May 21, 2019

Noup – a promontory; a steep headland; an overhang; a jutting or overhanging crag; a jutting coastal headland, especially one with a sharp summit & sheer cliffs.


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