Save-A-Word Saturday (4)

Save-a-Word Saturday

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Unicorns
My word this week is:
albedineity – n– Whiteness

They crouched low amongst the bushes, keeping themselves hidden as the unicorn appeared. It sauntered towards them unknowingly, each flex of muscle graceful, each step causing a ripple of moonlight to gleam on its unmarked coat.
 

The albedineity of the creature, from its snowy hooves to its frosted horn and even its impossibly cloud-like eyes, set Amira’s teeth on edge.
“Nothing should be so perfect in this grisly world,” she muttered, unsheathing the small dagger she held in one hand. “I wonder what shade the unicorn’s blood will run.”

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Two images today! First, I totally unintentionally picked another word from the Dead Words project! So here is the word art for albedineity.
 Photo From: deadwords.info
Can you even see it? =P
Second, I figured since this word was themed around unicorns, I would post a picture of a unicorn, too!
Photo From: mi9.com
I really think I am going to try and use this word in a manuscript. Trying to write this actually showed me that it is difficult to describe white in a varied way, and I love this description.

 

7 Responses so far.

  1. Great scene depicted and the descriptions of the unicorn fit perfectly with the word. If you can, do you mind putting in the phonetics for the word?
  2. T. Drecker says:
    Oh, poor unicorn! The pictures are lovely. So glad you added them. 🙂
  3. Mere Joyce says:
    The source I use doesn't actually post the phonetics! I did manage to find one for it, though…al-be-dine-tee

    I know, I'm horrible…but then again, we don't know how the scene ends, =D

  4. AFord says:
    This unique feature always seems to shed light on some terrific words. Great pic image too.
  5. Deshipley says:
    A well-crafted scene and an excellent word. And now I, too, wonder about the color of unicorn blood…
  6. Great word. Awesome pictures. However, I categorically disapprove of unicorn killing 😉
  7. Oooh, fascinating situation, there… Not that I actually approve, but I wonder about that character. I think you win best described unicorn of the day. 😉

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