Gary's word of the day is: sudoriparous

While flipping through the dictionary on an unrelated quest, I came across this thing of beauty:

sudoriparous  secreting sweat; pertaining to the secretion of sweat or to the sweat glands

Needless to say, this is going into my next book.

"His nine millimetre Browning he kept in a holster beneath his sudoriparous armpit."


The floor is now open for the most gratuitous use of sudoriparous.


10 comments:

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I spent seven hours working in the concession stands at a ball park today. Not only did I arrive home sudoriparous, but odoriferous of fried food and beer.

Colin Smith said...

I am positively sudoriparous with anticipation to see how Nicolaos comes to own a nine millimeter Browning... ;)

Gary Corby said...

Laura, yeah, that'd make me sudoriparous too. You're tougher than I am.

Colin, the protag in that story would need to be a dictionary-compiler-turned-assassin. I'm sure there must be such a person, somewhere.

Naomi Ruth Thompson said...

He stood in his old home sudoriparous, lethargic, and feeling especially lugubrious.

I must needs use this in a book I'm working on. He uses ridiculously unknown words all of the time. I am very excited. *dances*

RWMG said...

Sudoriparous? Pare your sudoriparosity with Nic's no-nick strigils.

Gary Corby said...

I'd totally buy that strigil.

Naomi, I have a feeling your character would like the dictionary game. Now all I have to do is write up the rules some time.

Lynda R Young said...

now there's a cool word!!!

jonhanna said...

"The work soon gave me a sudoriparous quality that competed with the jumentous stable, until it was a augean feat of odorimetry to determine the worse, if you'll pardon the pun."

Gary Corby said...

Okay, there's no way I could beat that.

Welcome to the blog, Jon!

jonhanna said...

Thank you. I don't know any dictionary-compilers-turned-assassin, but I do know an alphabetician who went to Afghanistan about two weeks after Kabul was taken, since the data necessary to localise computer systems for Afghan use is an important step in the plans to give Afghanistan business and educational connections to the rest of the world.

Being in the real world, he talked to people about alphabets while a USMC detail handled the matter of keeping him safe, but in the sort of world where doctors investigate murders and archaeologists fight nazis we should certainly expect combat-lexicographers to be deployed.