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.
I recently read the fabulous Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. There were many wonderful words, here are some that were new to me.
1. Shillelagh (Noun)
"Back in the top hat and shillelagh days."
A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
2. Bolas (Noun)
Butler grabbed the offending baton, swinging weapon and bearer like a set of bolas.
A rope with weights attached, used especially in South America to catch cattle or game by entangling their legs.
3. Gouts (Noun)
That was a lung gone, and gouts of blood were matting the troll's fur.
A large blob or clot of blood.
No picture needed I suspect....