Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Join in by writing a post and then add your link to Mr. Linky at Bermudaonion.

This week I’m reading A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas. I found one word that seemed a little familiar but I wasn’t sure:

antimacassar – an·ti·ma·cas·sar – a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture. (First known use: 1844)

When Eliza had seen the Beans’ little stone house, she’d thought it looked like a drawing from Peterson’s Magazine, with its antimacassars and paisley shawl draped over the love seat, the vase of beaded flowers, an arrangement of dried grasses.

A Quilt for Christmas (Oct14)