Thursday, December 11, 2014

word of the day: mousseline

The word of the day is moussline:
"At the death of the royal consort, musical consorts throughout the land played dirges, and the city of Amplochacha was draped in mourning - even the horses drawing state coaches wore black bands on their forequarters - while twenty supplementary scribes were taken on to handle the letters of condolence addressed to King Alabastro, who could not be talked out of the mousseline pajamas he'd been wearing when his beloved queen, Dariushka, died of fright in her sleep."
 - Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Torn Wings and Faux Pas

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