Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Entry: constellated (adj.)

In context: "DeLint's back is pale and constellated with red pits of old pimples, though the back's nothing compared to Struck's or Shaw's back."

Definition:  Formed into, or set in, a constellation; clustered together as stars in a constellation.

Other: I had guessed this might be a neologism.  Neat word.  Check out this beautiful usage:

c1820   Shelley Question ii,   Daisies, those pearled Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets.

SNOOT score:  1
Page: 686

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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