Sunday, 2 September 2012

Entry: orts (n.)

In context: "By this time E.T.A.s are eating more slowly, playing in that idle post-prandial way with the orts on their plates..."

Definition: A fragment of food left over from a meal; fodder left by cattle; a refuse scrap; leavings. Usu. in pl. Also fig.: a fragment, esp. of wisdom, wit, knowledge, etc.

Other: What a great word!

SNOOT score: 2
Page: 438

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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