Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Word of the day: iron mold

The word of the day is iron mold:

  1. a stain on cloth or the like made by rusty iron or by ink pigmented with an iron derivative.

"This mental exercise lasted until Biddy made a rush at them and distributed three defaced Bibles (shaped as if they had been unskillfully cut off the chump end of something), more illegibly printed at the best than any curiosities of literature I have since met with, speckled all over with ironmould, and having various specimens of the insect world smashed between their leaves."

 - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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