Monday, 18 November 2013

Entry: veronica (n.)

In context: "A man in a car coat made a smell-face and did a kind of artful veronica to let the two of them career past."

Definition: In Bullfighting, a movement typical of the first tercio in which the matador swings the cape in a slow circle round himself in order to persuade the charging bull to follow the movement of the cape.

Other: I was sort of hopeful that I'd found a typo and that 'careen' might be what DFW meant.  Nope:

career (v.): o gallop, run or move at full speed.

SNOOT score:  1
Page: 719

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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