Tuesday, June 01, 2010

word of the day: cinereous

context: In the middle of winter Katherine is leaving the midwest for California. Her mother is giving her a ride to the train station. “Cinereous snow lay in half-melted heaps, and a feeble light penetrated the taut canopy of clouds. I kicked a chunk of gritty snow off the car’s wheel well and climbed into the back seat.”

definition: resembling ashes

definition source: dictionary.com

quotation source: Blood Strangers: a memoir by Katherine A. Briccetti


Hannah Stoneham said...

Thank you, I had no idea.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Someday I'm going to try to use all the words of the day in one sentence.