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.
May 23, 2019
Eremocene – the age of loneliness; a time for and all about our one species alone.
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.
May 20, 2019
Tsundoku – the habit of collecting stacks of books that you haven’t read and might never get to; the constant act of buying books but never reading them so that they pile up in one’s room; the act of art of acquiring more books than one will ever read, such that they gather in stacks and flocks on shelves and floors.
May 17, 2019
Pappus – the tuft of hairs on each seed of thistles, dandelions, and similar plants, which assists dispersal by the wind; a downy, bristly, or other tuft-like appendage of the achene of certain plants, as the dandelion and the thistle; an appendage or tuft of appendages that crowns the ovary or fruit in various seed plants and functions in dispersal of the fruit; the modified calyx, the part of an individual floret, that surrounds the base of the corolla tube in flower heads of the plant family Asteraceae.
May 11, 2019
Syrinx – the lower larynx or voice organ in birds, situated at or near the junction of the trachea and bronchi and well developed in songbirds.
April 24, 2019
Borbhan – the murmur or purling sound made by a stream; the sound of small stones falling.