Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Sept. 14

Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!

Last week I learned a couple of new words while reading an Advanced Reader's Edition of The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy:

Kestrel: a common small falcon.

Here is how kestrel was used on page 88:
I think of his face, which has the sharpness of a kestrel, his gaze, which looks right into you, and his twisted body, the way he drags his right foot.

Eiderdown: a thick warm cover for a bed, made of two layers of material enclosing a soft filling.

Here is how eiderdown was used on page 267:
I fetch her eiderdown and make her a bed on the sofa, with her Buckingham Palace jigsaw on a tray.

Well that is it for my new words this week.  I have heard of goosedown but eiderdown was a new one to me!


bermudaonion said...

I've heard of eiderdown, but kestrel is new to me. I tried to guess the meaning from the sentence, but I was way off. Thanks for playing along.

Blodeuedd said...

I came across kestrel this summer and eiderdown sounds pretty much the same in Swedish so guessed it :)