Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Entry: pericardium-piercer (adj.)


In context:  "Helen Steeply of Moment, possessed of a certain thuggish allure but hardly the pericardium-piercer that Orin had made her sound like..."

Definition: A Wallace-ish way of saying heart-piercer. 

pericardium (n.): The membranous sac, consisting of an outer fibrous and an inner serous layer, which encloses the mammalian heart and the beginning of the major blood vessels. Also: the cavity or sinus enclosing or constituting the heart or corresponding organ in certain invertebrates. 


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Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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