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nook

If you took a look in a nook, what would you see? And where would you be? Would it be a breakfast nook in a kitchen, or a book nook? 547 more words

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flautist

What is a flautist? A flutist, but perhaps a little snootier. Fowler wrote, “Flutist is more than 350 years old; flautist (from Italian flautista… 492 more words

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sparkler

I like sparklers.

I don’t often buy the coated metal rods that, when ignited, burn down quickly, throwing off forks of sparks as they go, like a sprinkler of light. 368 more words

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pingo

It’s in the frozen remote north, so frozen and so remote that even Robert Service did not dream of it. Life and everything else stops here. 442 more words

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louche

I like the taste of louche, and I like a taste of the louche.

I don’t mean I actually like hanging out in shady, sketchy places. 394 more words

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coryza

I think this is a rather pretty word. It balances in the middle on that rakish funnel y, it has the chic and angular… 442 more words

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rim

Pick up the crystal glass and hold it by the stem. Moisten your fingertip and run it in a ring around the lip at top. Its sound names it: “rim.” 514 more words

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