Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation

*Conurbation: an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities. "Hey, do you think Darwin counts as a conurbation? You know with Palmerston and stuff?" "I have no idea, I'd need an example of a conurbation to compare." "Oh, ok." -END- … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation

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Saturday Word of the Day: Grumphie

*Grumphie: a familiar name for a pig. Elias was a good little grumphie, never too mucky and always finding a good stash of truffles for the season. It was a sad day when he passed, all the farmhands gathered around to bid him off to the next life. -END-

Saturday Word of the Day: Necropolis

A/N: I really wanted to write more for this today but it's been a stressful day as my dog has had some problems eating. So, yeah, unfortunately, this piece ends a little abruptly. *Necropolis: a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city. “Artemisia, where are you going?” “We’re not supposed … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Necropolis

Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

*single-hearted: sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting in mixed emotions. Everything Eliza did, she did single-heartedly and gave her full one hundred percent. To her all things could be viewed in black and white, there was no reason to be divided or conflicted in her emotions. Except lately Damian had been … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

*Postern: a back door or gate Servants were supposed to enter through the postern, but Mary didn’t like rules. And besides the front door was often unminded if you knew when the head butler was taking his lunch, so it wasn’t like anyone could scold her. “We’re supposed to use the postern, Mary. We’ll get … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

*Caboshed: shown facing forward without a neck, as an animal in heraldry. Varys was never sure what to make of his family heraldry, the large emblazoned shields that adorned every wall within his home. It was a rather garish depiction of a ram’s head caboshed, surrounded by swords and thorns. Of course, everyone in the … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

*Prima facie: plain or clear; self-evident; obvious. It was going to be a long day, Judy could tell as soon as she entered the office. Bruce and Colleen were locked in an argument over some trivial thing, though it was prima facie they just wanted an excuse to be mad at each other. Yes, it … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche

*Carte blanche: unconditional authority; full discretionary power. Velo had been given carte blanche over the trial, there was no jury. Mella's life laid in his hands, actions would be taken on his opinion of events. There was a lot to consider, contradicting accounts and information to examine, but yet none of that really mattered. All … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche