Friday, 12 October 2012

Entry: transperçant (adj.)

In context: "There are maybe about six or nine A.F.R. here in the drafty back room, silent as ever, seated with motionless wheels, flannel blankets obscuring an absence of the legs, also of course flannel-shirted, masked in synthetic-blend heraldic-flag irises with flaming transperçant stems at the chin and slits for eyes and round utter holes for mouths..."

Definition: French for 'piercing'.

Other: While this might not exactly fit the purpose of Definitive Jest, nothing scores SNOOT points like a SNOOTy French phrase.  Don't use the one from Monday, though.

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 486

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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