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)


13 thoughts on “Wondrous Words Wednesday

  1. I knew this word, don’t really know why because it is not a word I use, but it must have been in reading historical fiction. I use the word doily too.


  2. I just downloaded the audio version of this book yesterday. Now I’m one new word ahead. Thanks. I have enjoyed other Sandra Dallas novels in the past. I sure hope this one lives up to my expectations and that it’s a good one for you too.


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