Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Entry:    reglets (n.)

In context:   Continuing from the previous: “…the cone of light pans over fixtures, the lumpy jumbles of sleeping boys’ shadows on the snuff-white walls, the two rag throw-rugs’ ovals on the hardwood floor, black lines of baseboards’ reglets, the cracks in the venetian blinds that ooze the violent nonlight of a night with snow and just a hook of the moon…”

Definition:  A narrow strip of moulding used to separate panels or other parts from each other, or to cover joins.

Other:    On occasion I have the sneaking suspicion that Wallace was reading a particular encyclopedia entry (medicine, architecture) while writing a section…

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   62

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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