Monday, 5 March 2012

Entry: osseously (adj.)

In context: "The last of the sun's snout was setting just over the tip of the U.S.S. Millicent's hair, which was almost osseously hard-looking, composed of dense woven nests of reticulate fibers like a dry loofa sponge, which said over the summer a home-perm had misfired and left her hair a system of reticulate nests, and was only now loosening up enough to even to attach a bone to."

Definition: From osseous (adj.): That resembles bone in hardness or firmness.

Other: Which reminds me of ossuariesI'd love to visit the Sedlec Ossuary
some day, so if you're feeling generous...

(I'm not really sure why I didn't include reticulate as one of the entries, so here you go:  Constructed or marked so as to resemble a net or network; reticulated; (Bot.) (of leaves) marked by a (prominent) network of secondary veins interconnecting the main veins; (of veins) forming such a network.)

SNOOT score: 2

Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia

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