Wondrous Words Wednesday

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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.

It’s been a while since I posted a WWW but, in the meantime, I kept a file of words that caught my eye so I’d have them ready for my next post. Of the two below, I can see myself using yardarm 😉


From The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller

yardarm

The New Oxford American Dictionary:

n.  the outer extremity of a ship’s yard

Example:  The sun is over the yardarm – used to refer to the time of day when it is permissible to begin drinking.

“The sun was well over the yardarm, wasn’t it?”

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From The Martian by Andy Weir

titration (from titrate)

The New OAD:

v.  ascertain(ing) the amount of a constituent in a solution by measuring the volume of a known concentration of reagent required to complete a reaction with it, typically using an indicator.

“My life is now a desperate struggle for survival…with occasional titration.”

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11 thoughts on “Wondrous Words Wednesday

  1. I had heard yardarm but still could not have given a correct definition. Titration, I came across in another read awhile back, and I have a friend who works in a sleep study lab and she uses titration a lot. Thanks for the review.

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