Feature and Follow #5
Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.
Arabella by Georgette Heyer had quite a few words that I needed to look up. At this stage I know most of the slang but the fabric and clothing always confuse me 🙂
1. a girdle or belt, especially as worn by women of ancient Greece.
2. Classical Mythology . the girdle of Venus, decorated with every object that could arouse amorous desire.
a heavily fulled woolen cloth constructed in twill weave and finished with a fine nap.
1. the quality of being complaisant (compliant).
2. a complaisant act.