October 11, 2012

Enter the Dictionary Day Giveaway!

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment has arrived. Time to enter the Writer's Lair Dictionary Day giveaway! Would you like a chance to win a brand-new copy of Barbara Ann Kipfer's Flip Dictionary? Then read on!

Here's what you have to do:

1. Become a Follower of the Writer's Lair, if you aren't already.

2. Since this is a Dictionary Day event, let's put the dictionary to good use! Find three words you've never heard or used before and learn their definitions.

3. Share the three words you've learned, along with their definitions, in a comment on this post.

... and voila! You're entered in the drawing!

Note: To get an extra slip with your name on it put into the drawing, post information about the giveaway, along with a link to the Writer's Lair, on your own blog. Then leave me a comment here, letting me know you've done it. Include a link to your post.

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Saturday the 13th. The winner of the drawing will be announced on Dictionary Day, which is Tuesday the 16th.

Best of luck!


  1. I might enter later. I don't have a dictionary on hand and haven't time to go and find it...I wonder where I put it last? Hm...I might have to hunt for it later.
    Sounds fun though! Hopefully I'll be back later, unless my hunt ends with me being hunted and turned into someone's dinner.


  2. #1: abaft: toward the rear of a ship or boat. (that's a good word, isn't it!!!)
    #2: opaque: not transparent or translucent.
    #3: ursine: to have the behavior of a bear. (I know a few boys like this. *_* )
    Lol, well, there are my three words. I didn't do all vowel beginnings on purpose either!! :D
    I already shared about the Dictionary on my blog.
    Have a great day!!

  3. From the Oxford English Dictionary online:
    jadam: A type of silver or brass niello ware from the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra: used esp. for decorating belt-buckles.
    tra'bacolo: An Italian ship of medium size; a small coasting vessel.
    quebrachamine: An alkaloid obtained from the bark of the white quebracho and from other trees of the genus Aspidosperma.

    p.s. They have the word TARDIS there. Also Dalek

    I already shared on my blog

  4. zeugma: the use of a word to modify two or more words when it is appropriate to only one.
    anacoluthon: a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence.
    tardigrade: slow in pace or movement.

    And I posted about it on my blog. :) http://keijncariya.blogspot.com/

  5. (All of these new words have something to do with NaNoWriMo, I must admit…)
    1. Ain: an Old English or sometimes Scottish term meaning 'own' (I found this because I have a character named 'Ain'. :D )
    2. Levin: an archaic synonym for 'thunderbolt' or 'lightning'.
    3. Baldric: an archaic word for a shoulder-belt or holster used in carrying weapons.

    I posted an announcement along with a link to your blog here:

  6. Here are the words I learned.
    Litotes-noun-Understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in "not bad at all."

    Mense-noun-Propriety, decorum
    verb tr.-To adorn, grace

    Bunbury-noun-An imaginary person whose name is used as an excuse to some purpose, especially to visit a place.
    verb intr.-To use the name of a fictitious person as an excuse.

    I also promoted the giveaway and your blog in a post on my own. You can see it at the following link.

    Thank you.

  7. I mentioned the give away in my post posting tomorrow. ;-)
    I also have these interesting word definitions:

    1)Sum"pi*tan\, n. A kind of blowgun for discharging arrows, -- used by the savages of Borneo and adjacent islands.

    Now there's a real handy word. All kinds of places you could use [i]that[/i]. ;-)

    2)Ar·go·sy [ahr-guh-see] noun, plural ar·go·sies.
    1.a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
    2.a fleet of such ships.
    3.an opulent supply.

    You see? Triple meanings. (Does that get triple points?)

    3)Fla·gi·tious [fluh-jish-uhs] adjective
    1.shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times.
    2.heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.

    I hope I win! :-)


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