Friday, September 28, 2012

Follow Friday




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.















14 comments:

Lectus Read said...

Love the background of you blog!

Following now :-)

Lectus
http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-feature-and-follow-4.html

Cassi Haggard said...

As an occasional sewer you've made me curious what bobbin actually is.

My follow friday! Please visit!

Kah Cherub said...

nice, I have no idea what that is.

MA Church said...

Hey! Thanks for the follow-followed you back. :)

Now, I'm curious too lol.

~MA Church
http://machurch00.blogspot.com

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Yeah I usually go by context to try to understand the meaning of the word. If things are still too complicated I will put out a dictionary to help me along!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Moonlit Librarian said...

It's interesting to learn new meanings of familiar words. :)
New follower.

Kaitlyn Devin and Grace said...

Can I just tell you how IN LOVE I am with the background of your blog? I'm loving your blog, and I'm your newest follower hopping through from Parajunkee's FF

-Kate the Book Buff
Recent Post: Follow Friday: What’s Your Vocab Kryptonite?

BLHmistress said...

I thought that is what it was (for a sewing maching) LOL.

My FF

Jenny said...

another new word for me!

New follower hopping by!
My ff:
http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-5.html

Rinn said...

Hi, I'm a new follower via GFC =)
Your blog looks lovely.
Rinn
http://rinnreads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/feature-follow-2.html

Kate said...

hahahah cool!

thanks for dropping by! Old follower

Heather Topham Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my FF Post! I don't sew, so I wasn't familiar with the term either. Old follower =)

NightTempest said...

Hey girl! Following back. :) Thanks for the post. Although I already knew what that meant, it still was a great word. :)



Vanya D. said...

Hey! I"m glad you actually learned the meaning of that word! :) I can rarely do that, as I just count on the context as a giveaway of the meaning of words I don't know. :)