Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan



Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

karst p. 11
"Aunt was plump, and her teeth were like jagged stones protruding from a karst cave."
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.

enfeoffment p. 68
"My husband's uncle was a jinshi scholar, who had received much land from the emperor as an enfeoffment."
1. to invest with a freehold estate in land.
2. to give as a fief.

4 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Both are great words! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, mine are here.

Margot said...

I like you words. Adding the picture helped me imagine exactly what her teeth looked like. Ugh.

fiction-books said...

Hi Carin,

Two fantastic words and I would never have had a clue what either of them meant.

This probably isn't the book for me, but I was amazed at how many people have taken the trouble to review it on Amazon, with almost total consensus of 4 and 5 stars

Yvonne

bermudaonion said...

Those are both new to me. The image of those teeth is not very pleasant! Thanks for playing along!!