Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wonderous Words Wednesday (10)
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These words all came from Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber.
Inamorata: (n.) a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.
The strength of true love had been tried severely this evening according to Charles, by his inamorata's devotion to her pet, a rather ill-tempered monkey that reciprocated His Highness's dislike and had more concrete means of demonstrating its opinions. -- page 215
Chirurgeon: (n.) a surgeon.
One chirurgeon referred to him routinely -- out of Mother's hearing-- as "that revolting rat," another as "the smelly rabbit," and one small, tubby truss-maker greeted him qutie openly as "Monsieur le Dishcloth." -- page 227
Bilboquet: (n.) The toy called cup and ball.
Jamie was holding a bilboquet in one hand, and had the other poised over one eye. -- page 232
Definitions are from dictionary.com.