Friday, January 23, 2015

word of the day: caravansary

The word of the day is caravansary:

1. (in the Near East) an inn, usually with a large courtyard, for the overnight accommodation of caravans.
2. any large inn or hotel.
French caravanserai  
Persian kārwānsarāy, equivalent to kārwān caravan + sarāy mansion, inn (

"'The time bomb will go off momentarily, so let's blow this caravansary,' said one Belladonna to another at the Palaz of Hoon after they'd read each other's tea leaves and faxed the pastry chef several suggestions for cachinnating his Rush of Cochineal cookies and trolloping his tiramisu."

 - Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative

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