Saturday, March 23, 2013

Save a Word Saturday (#13)

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:
n. -pl. spirits of dead; ghosts.

And my ever so wordy sentences are:
It was such a beautiful old place; a castle in the woods reaching towards the sky.  But it wasn't the bright, cheery sort of old place that feels like an old grandfather welcoming you home.  It was twisted and abandoned -- the sort of place that encourages the idea that it was filled with manes.  Nevertheless, it's haunted beauty was entrancing.


  1. I wanna see it! I love castles and this one sounds right up my alley. And the word works perfectly.

  2. A new synonym for ghosts -- nice!
    I wonder if there really were any manes lurking in the castle. (:

    1. Do you also periodically find yourself in need of synonyms for ghosts? If so, I'm glad I'm not the only one. ;)

  3. Latin! Latin! Latin! Yayyy Latin! :D

    And ooooh, I'm also liking your use of the castle theme. Spooky.