Saturday, March 9, 2013

Save a Word Saturday (#12)

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 The Feather and the Rose. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under the 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 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:
galileen. - church porch, or chapel at entrance.

And my ever so wordy sentences are:

She stood in white on the galilee, frozen in her white dress.  All of the planning and headaches were for this moment, but now Amelia wasn't sure she could take that first step.  She choked on indecision as the wedding march began to play, gasping for a breath.  She straightened herself up, taking a deep gulp of air -- which was rather difficult to do considering the functional corset within her gown.  Amelia closed her eyes and graced into the church towards her new life.


  1. Oh, cold feet at work. Hopefully her fears don't pan out. Good word use.

  2. That's definitely a new word for me. I'm going to have to use it at church tomorrow morning and see what my family thinks :)

  3. An interesting word, and a beautiful scene too. Glad she found the courage to take that leap of faith.

    1. Thanks, thought I was really considering having her turn around and book it :P

  4. This word has an elegant, poetic air about it. I can imagine it fitting right into a stirring recitation by Anne Shirley. (:

  5. Lol, "indecision" sparked more than one marriage-themed example. I didn't know this use of this word, so I'm glad you picked it!

    1. I wonder what that says about us Save-a-Worders? Lol, just kidding.