Wondrous Words

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May 272015
 

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.

My word is from: a post by Laurel Rain @ Serendipity

I don’t remember ever seeing a spare coin atop a table or amid the dross in the back hall drawer where everything that didn’t have a place ended up.

dross
noun: drôs,dräs

Definition
something regarded as worthless; rubbish.
synonyms: rubbish, junk
foreign matter, dregs, or mineral waste, in particular scum formed on the surface of molten metal.

Origin of Dross
Middle English dros, from Old English drōs dregs
First Known Use: before 12th century

 

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  9 Responses to “Wondrous Words”

  1. Thanks! It was an interesting use of the word, wasn’t it?

  2. Maybe she uses the word because she’s Australian. We don’t say it here in the US, do we? I wish I had some words this week.

  3. Whoops! She’s not Australian, don’t know why I thought that. Now I’m impressed with her using it in her writing.

  4. It sort of reminds me of the word gross.

  5. Dross is just such a great way of describing all that junk one accumulates!

  6. Dross is a great, descriptive word to keep in mind! I do need to get rid of more clutter….

  7. Good for you in catching that word. I read that post too, but my eyes must have flown right past dross. It’s a good and useful word.

  8. That’s a new one on me but I like it!

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