words Thanks to Bermudaonion’s Weblog for hosting this weekly event. Head over there to play along. My words today are from Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny.

 

macadam- pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with tar or asphalt.

“Now the road was of macadam, but I didn’t recognize the place at all.”

 

halberd– a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used esp. in the 15th and 16th centuries.

“Then we washed up in the outbuilding, beeped the horn at the gate, and waited till a man with a halberd hanging over his right shoulder came and opened it for us.”

 

What new words did you run across this week?