Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

This weeks' words are takem from A Song in Stone by Walter H. Hunt.

1). Leaden (Page 7): the wind in the elms---remarkable really: hadn't seem many of them (elms) since Dutch Elm Disease took hold-------leaden clouds behind.

adj.

  1. Made of or containing lead.
    1. Heavy and inert.
    2. Listless; sluggish.
  2. Lacking liveliness or sparkle; dull: a leaden conversation.
  3. Downcast; depressed: leaden spirits.
  4. Dull, dark gray in color: drizzle from a leaden sky.

2). Sacristy (Page 13): There was a little collection of seashells set on end in an alcove at the east end of the sacristy.

n.

A room in a church housing the sacred vessels and vestments; a vestry.

7 comments:

busy91 said...

I spend a lot of time in the Sacristy myself. LOL! :)
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Lisa said...

Always new words to learn - you picked some good ones!

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bermudaonion said...

It is hard to picture something as light as clouds as being leaden. Thanks for participating!

Jo-Jo said...

These are great words...I have heard them before but didn't know the actual meanings.

Lisa notes... said...

Maybe, maybe I could remember to use leaden. Not too off the beaten path. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

I've heard leaden before, but we call that place in the church a vestry, never heard anyone call it a sacristy.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I used to read the phrase 'the leaden sky" often but haven't seen it in years. Very descriptive.