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Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.
Oh my gosh, this is such a difficult question. I admit that I don’t often look words up, whether I know them or not. I can usually figure out what they mean by the context.
But I just finished listening to Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins via audiobook. The word “panniers” is used quite often, and if Perkins didn’t explain what they were, I probably would have looked them up. Luckily, since I was listening to the book, I know how to pronounce this word, too.
Here’s the definition from trustworthy (hehe) wikipedia:
“Panniers or side hoops are women’s undergarments worn in the 18th century to extend the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back relatively flat. This provided a panel where woven patterns, elaborate decorations and rich embroidery could be displayed and fully appreciated”
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