Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

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.
Each 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.

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