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Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Synonym

Currently reading The Picutre of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, where I came across the description of Lord Henry's house. It goes like this -

"a very charming room,with its high-panelled wainscoating of olive-stained oak,its cream coloured frieze.."
Opened OED to find out what the word 'frieze' meant. And I understood!(?) the synonym in its entirety.
- Part of entablature between architrave and cornice!
Ha!

12 comments:

sandipan said...

"word bank" now sounds more appropriate... isn't it?? :)

Lost in trance... said...

ROTFL! :))

Einsteinophile said...

@ Sandip : Transition from book bank to Word bank eh?
@ lost in trance : Hee...hee!

kausikram krishnasayee said...

am back .....tata eggjames.....

Einsteinophile said...

@ mark : Welcome back!

Nandan said...

A dictionary does not contain synonyms usually, u look at a thesaurus for that, so u dint understand the synonym coz what u looked up was NOT the synonym! :) Meaning it was the meaning which dint mean much.
btw what is a frieze?

Einsteinophile said...

@ Nandan : OED was seriously better man!

Da Rodent said...

Jeez., I thought Intel manuals were bad.

Da Rodent said...

your book is talking about the cloth., and the dictionary is talking about a architecture thingy..

Einsteinophile said...

@ da rodent: Cloth?

backpack_everyday said...

hey geeky gal how r u........

navin said...

nice post!!keep em coming!

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