Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) and interesting (to us, again) words we encountered in our readings. See this week round-up at BermudaOnion’s blog!
This week I didn’t realize it was Wednesday until I saw BermudaOnion’s post in my reader, and that’s bad because I had many words to share, but I don’t have the time to do so right now. So you’ll get a “random word from Internet” post instead. I promise a better post next week!
The gadrooned moldings also indicate the work of different hands.
Gadroon: n. a decorative edging on metal or wood formed by convex curves.
(Word received from a random word generator, context found on Google Books and from Antiques, vol. 143)
(All definitions are taken from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 via WordReference.com unless otherwise stated.)