Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fabulous weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
This weeks words come from my recent reading of Watership Down. A literary walk through a bucolic Berkshire fields.
1. Glaucous (Adjective)
Hazel squatted on his haunches and stared at the orderly forest of small, glaucous trees with their columns of black-and-white bloom.
A grayish, bluish, or whitish waxy coating that is easily rubbed off.
|Glaucous Gull! Picture source|
2. Gibbet (Noun)
'And you, Acorn, you dog-eared, dung-faced disgrace to a gamekeeper's gibbet; if I only had time to tell you-'
A device used for hanging a person until dead; a gallows.
3. Scut (Noun)
Outside, in the thickening light of the afternoon, with the rain trickling into his eyes and under his scut, he watched them as they joined him.
A stubby erect tail, as that of a hare, rabbit, or deer.