Sunday, 25 March 2012

Entry: crosiers (n.)


In context: "It's minor-key enough to be eerie against the empty lilt of the voice and the clinks of tines and china as Mario's relations eat turkey salad and steamed crosiers and drink lager and milk and vin blanc from Hull over behind the plants bathed in purple light."

Definition: Well, there are a number of divergent possible definitions, but presumably this:


The flat convolute shell of the cephalopod Spirula.

Other:  I still sometimes forget one of the four anagrams when studying:


CIRROSE
CORRIES
CROSIER
CIRROSE


SNOOT score: 1

Page: 190
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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