Friday, September 28, 2012
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.
This is a hard one. It wasn't so much the definition of a word, but what the word meant in that particular context. This past week I've been reading The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony, and she gives a short explanation on how lace is made. She mentions the word "bobbin" as one of the tools used, but, as a sewer, I had another idea of what a bobbin looks like, so I had to look it up. It is nothing like what I call a bobbin for my sewing machine! Very cool to learn about it, though.