Friday, February 20, 2015

word of the day: bollard

The word of the day is bollard:

a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached (

"Now it really was dawn, that cusp of the day that belonged to no one except the seagulls in Morpork docks, the tide that rolled in up the river, and a warm turnwise wind that added a smell of spring to the complex odor of the city.
"Death sat on a bollard, looking out to sea."

 - Terry Pratchett, Mort

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