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Old 12-31-2012, 07:09 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Anyway, the words I looked up while reading this book were:

dolichocephalic ("having an oval-shaped skull")
thanatology ("the scientific study of death")
subniveal ("under the snow")
charpoy ("bed")
pterophobia ("fear of flying")
OK, you got me with 'subniveal' (although I guess it might have been clear from context). I knew the rest

I often find that if I have to look up words, my Kindle dictionary (the 10th edition Chambers) doesn't know them either...

OK, I just looked up 'subniveal' in the book. Yeah, I'd have gotten the rough meaning from context (the actual sentence being 'The thaw continued overnight, and lawns that had been totally subniveal the day before were now resurfacing in patches of irregular green under a blue sky.'), but I'd probably have looked it up to be sure.

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