Wondrous Words Wednesday , a weekly meme, is kindly hosted by Bermuda Onion.
This week's words are taken from Murder at Madingley Grange by Caroline Graham.
- costive: adj. 1. contipated 2. slow, sluggish 3. stingy
- This adjective was used like this: "she gave him a costive smile." I can just imagine how that must look!
- gammon: n. a ham that has been cured or smoked. It was used as follow when describing his ears. " They stuck out from each side of his head like fine shavings of gammon". Another wonderfully descriptive phrase.
- ululation : n. a long, wavering, high-pitched sound resembling the howl of a dog or wolf with a trilling quality.