☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday Word: Brinded

brind·ed [ˈbrindəd]:
origin: (1623) Middle English; Old Norse brǫndóttr.

adjective [also, brindled]
Archaic; an animal that is beige, tan, grey or neutral in color with darker striations or markings on top -- such as a brown tabby cat.

"Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd." — Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth
"Glory be to God for dappled things / For skies of couple colour as a brinded cow — Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty

Tags: adjective, archaic, b, middle english, old norse, shakespeare, wordsmith: theidolhands

  • Tuesday word: Demure

    Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 Demure (adjective) de·mure [dih-myoor] adjective, de·mur·er, de·mur·est. 1. characterized by shyness and modesty;…

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded