Monday, 9 December 2013

Entry: cumulus (n.)

In context: "...trying to film the cock of the Moms's head and the phone's extended antenna against the cumulus of her hair from behind, capturing her unawares."

Definition:   A heap, pile; an accumulation, gathering; the conical top of a heaped measure, hence the consummating mass. 

Other: Cumulus is a Latin borrow word, meaning "a heap."  Pretty simple!

SNOOT score:  2
Page: 760

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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