Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beginning. Words I found in fantasy books.

So I suppose I will post whenever I learn a new word. This will serve the dual purpose of perhaps teaching people new words, and of helping me to review and permanently remember the new words. This post will be pertaining to words in fantasy literature. There are plenty of words I encounter that I do not know in these types of books.

Palisade - pretty much a fence. Google image search it if you want. This is one of the images.

 Portcullis -

Dovecote - think of a large birdhouse. A kennel is the dog equivalent.

Mews- According to wikipedia, can either be used to describe a building where birds of falconry are kept, or a row of stables. (The former is the case in the book I'm reading, as stables are also mentioned.
(pun time: With his name, Captain Falcon was bound to a mews (amuse))

Pallet - a google search had several results. Image search for the wooden thing. From here

1. A narrow hard bed or straw-filled mattress.
2. Chiefly Southern U.S. A temporary bed made from bedding arranged on the floor, especially for a child.


  1. I am following because this will help build my vocabulary.

  2. This will be a very interesting exploration into the English language. And I'm with Jimmy, my vocabulary needs a bit more thickening.