NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
NerdFury - Big Daddy
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Hi guys,

First of all, apologies for missing the last few weeks. I've had a rather nasty chest infection, which has kept me down for a while. Normally, I'd have asked someone to fill in for me, but it completely slipped my mind. Unfortunately, I'm still a bit ill, but at least I can concentrate enough to bring you a word!

Impluvious [im-ploo-vee-oos]
adjective

Definition
Wet with rain.

Etymology
From im + pluvious: Of, pertaining to, or characterized by rain; full of or bearing rain or moisture; rainy. From French pluvieux, or Latin pluviosus rainy.

Real World Use
c1420 Pallad. on Husb. vi. 66: In places ouer colde And pluuyous, olyues is to done To kitte, and mosse awey be rased wolde

Usage
I'm pleased to find that after a long dry spell of Summer, our weather is finally turning impluvious, which means wearing jeans is no longer a gamble, and my sheets take longer to dry. Small sacrifices, I suppose!


Apologies again for the lack of presence!
Tags: adjective, french, i, wordsmith: nerdfury
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