Saturday, January 31, 2009

vocabulary building #2

Got a new word for you - addle.
Now, it looked to me to have something to do about arithmetic.
Not! Here's how it's used (thanks, Jana, for the suggestion):
"Perhaps, he thought, bobbing to the surface well before dawn,
the smell had addled them all."

- from The Master Butchers Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich.


uniquecommodities said...

I was so addled by the use of the word in the sentence that I had to scroll down to look at the definition..hee-hee

Tulip's Talking said...

Ah Ha! Knew one! Did scroll down though just to be sure...LOL

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow, thank you for the help to improve my English vocabulary - ACIŪ!
The discovery of an "addle" doubled my thanks - a sip of fresh air has obtained one more color.

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