Saturday, April 02, 2016

New words encountered

I have a feeling I'm going to run across several new words in the new book I'm reading. The book is A Discovery of New Worlds by Bernard de Fontenelle, translated by Aphra Behn. It's the first paragraph and I've already found one…

tourbillions - According to Merriam-Webster, it's the name of a kind of watch with a mechanism designed to compensate for the effects of gravity on its movement.

Of course, looking up the definition I learned another word - horology, which is the study of time so, apparently there is much to be learned even though I am very old. I shall put other words I run across in the book here.

Books are awesome. So are words.

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