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amoore5272 commented on the word vicinage
Mr. Rochester to Jane:Yes--just one of your tricks: not to send for a carriage, and come clattering over the street and road like a common mortal, but to steal into the vicinage of your home along with twilight just as if you were a dream or a shade.- Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 22
October 28, 2009
amoore5272 commented on the word cynosure
Then I thought of Eliza and Georgiana: I beheld one the cynosure of the ball-room, the other the inmate of a convent cell; and I dwelt on and analyzed their separate peculiarities of person and character.- Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 22
amoore5272 commented on the word sharper
John gambles dreadfully and always loses--poor boy! He is beset by sharpers...- Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 21
amoore5272 commented on the word vinaigrette
In the drawing room (not the kitchen or dining room), "The matrons, meantime, offered vinaigrettes and wielded fans; and again and again reiterated the expression of their concern that their warning had not been taken in time..." Jane Eyre, chapter 18
amoore5272 commented on the word plucked
Expelled for failing examinations. Found in Jane Eyre Chapter 10 in reference to John Reed.
October 21, 2009
amoore5272 commented on the word holm
Used in the north of England for a meadow or low ground beside a river.
October 20, 2009
amoore5272 commented on the word pompono
Spelling in THE AWAKENING. Also pompano, a deep-bodied food fish.
October 2, 2009
amoore5272 commented on the word hogshead
"Here is the unadulterated ale of father Adam--better than Cognac, Hollands, Jamaica, strong beer, or wine of any price; here it is, by the hogshead or the single glass, and not a cent to pay!" from "A Rill From the Town Pump" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
September 23, 2009
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