Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

It has been a while I played this. Here I take this word from Last Last Chance by Fiona Maazel.

1) Proboscis (page 7): It was impressive, this huge proboscis of huge affront to the landscape.

pro·bos·cis (pr-bss)
n. pl. pro·bos·cis·es or pro·bos·ci·des (-bs-dz)
1. A long flexible snout or trunk, as of an elephant.
2. The slender, tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates, such as insects, worms, and mollusks.
3. A human nose, especially a prominent one.


Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Nice to see you playing Wondrous Words again. Your word was new to me too.

Jenna said...

I've actually heard this word before! (ha, that's a first for me) I love the way it sounds... so elegant! :)

bermudaonion said...

I learned this word at some point and have to admit to using it from time to time. It's such a fun word! Thanks for playing along!