Saturday, February 23, 2013

Save a Word Saturday (#10)

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday, a new blog hop hosted by The Feather and the Rose.
The aim is to spread love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving these precious, wonderful, whirling words from the dusty, lonely corners of the oldest, least visited vaults of the Word Bank.

The rules run thusly:
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 
2.  Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice).
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
4. Add a link to your blog in the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week's theme is:

And the word I have chose is:

n. - trance; rapture; seizure.

And my ever-so-wordy sentences are:

Kasia delicately passed the bow over the strings of the violin, afraid that pressing down any firmer would cause the fine hair of the bow to break.  The sound was entrancing!  Soon in raptus, she played robustly and no longer feared the instrument to fall apart.


  1. I love descriptions of musicians playing their is always so lovely to me!

  2. I agree! Descriptions of musicians diving into their music are wonderful. It always makes me sigh :)

  3. Hard to beat music for inducing a raptus, that's for sure!

  4. I like this one. I think writers usually call it the "Zone".

  5. You do portray the intensity of the playing very well. Great word.

  6. An interesting word, and nice job weaving it into an engaging storyline.