Wondrous Words Wednesday

words I ran across a few new-to-me words this week.

These two are from Don’t Call Me a Crook! by Bob Moore. They were actually defined in the footnotes, which was kind of nice.

haversack– satchel.

” We took two electic torches and some gin and a haversack

flivver– a low-priced, little, and often old car.

“gangsters drove into the place in a flivver that had two machine guns mounted on it”

The other two are from Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts.

allée– a walkway lined with trees or tall shrubs.

“The ancient live oaks that formed the allée dripped with water and moss”

spark– to engage in courtship; woo.

“And since you’re sparking me, you can call me Miss Odette.”

Any new words for you this week? Play along at Bermudaonion’s Weblog.

One Comment

  1. It’s so funny that you have spark as one of your words. In a Blog Talk Radio interview this week, Luis Urrea used that to talk about when he was dating his wife. I love flivver and may be able to use that one. Thanks for participating.

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