Sunday, February 22, 2015

word of the day: gimlet

The word of the day is gimlet:

able to penetrate or bore through
late Middle English < Old French guimbelet < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch wimmel wimble  (

"'As the bursar of this university I must say that we've always encouraged a good neighbor policy with respect to the community,' mumbled the wizard, trying to avoid Albert's gimlet stare."

 - Terry Pratchett, Mort (1987)

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