Lachrymatory n.A little bottle for keeping tears in. Typically a phial of
glass or pottery, with a mouth shaped to fit over the eyeball.
Lachrymatories: for those
who like to cry in style.
Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our
Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You
can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Lachrymatory appears in the Third.