Book Quote of the Day

Posted: May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Now is the zwoddery time when you wish that you had invested in thicker curtains, for the sun is insistent, and you are one of those lucifugous creatures that avoids sunlight like a vampire, or a badger. Lucifugous (or light-fleeing) is a word that is usually applied to sins and demons, but it can just as well refer to somebody making a tactical retreat beneath the duvet because they cannot endure the gaze of heaven.”

The Horologicon: A day’s jaunt through the lost words of the English Language, by Mark Forsyth


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