Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
coruscation (n) 1 : glitter, sparkle 2: a flash of wit.
"Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sun;ight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory." (p. 213)
Words are from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Definitions are from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
I wonder if I looked that word up when I read the book years ago? Thanks for playing along!ReplyDelete
I find your new word very interesting. At first I thought, "why not just say sparkle?" But, you know, it wouldn't have fit the time of the story the way coruscation does.ReplyDelete
like bermudaonion says, not sure if i looked up the word when I read the book...thanks.. will have to go read it again and see if i find more such wordsReplyDelete