Sunday, 22 January 2012

Entry: triptych (n.)

Entry:    triptych (n.)

Definition:  A picture or carving (or set of three such) in three compartments side by side, the lateral ones being usually subordinate, and hinged so as to fold over the central one; chiefly used as an altar-piece.

Other:    A badass Scrabble play, for sure.  There are several mentions in Infinite Jest of Byzantine triptych erotica.  That is a Google Images search I’m just not quite up to, as of yet.

SNOOT score:   2

Page:   36

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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