Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

My words have been taken from Baby Shark by Robert Fate which I finished today:

1) Mesquite: Henry had used the tractor and charms to drag away the mesquite.

n.

Any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis in the pea family, native to hot, dry regions of the New World and important as plants for bees and forage for cattle, especially:

  1. P. glandulosa, native to the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Also called honey mesquite, western honey mesquite.
  2. P. juliflora, native to the Gulf Coast and Caribbean islands from Mexico to Venezuela. Also called algarroba.

2) Grifter: I'd teach you some grifter tricks and we'd be off'n running.

n.
  1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
  2. A swindle or confidence game.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

People here like to barbecue with mesquite, but I never knew it was in the pea family. Thanks for participating!

Mercy's Maid said...

Mmm...mesquite adds great flavor to meats cooked on a grill. Yum!

I didn't know the other word.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

carolsnotebook said...

I actually knew those. They must have been in some book I've read along the way, definitely not in my daily conversations.

Jo-Jo said...

We have sometimes grilled with mesquite so I knew that one...but grifter was new to me.

bkclubcare said...

There's a great movie called The Grifters that stars John Cusack - one of my very fave actors.