Welcome to Withenay’s Wednesday Word: a wandering, wondering dip into the dictionary. The topics are always varied and rarely predictable!
For the summer holidays, I have chosen a series of summery words, illustrated solely by pictures.
– a fruit-seller’s dance (historical)
– a form of somersault
– a firework
– a revolving apparatus for public amusement
– a bistable pair of vales, transistors or circuit elements, two stable states being switched by pulses (in Britain: a similar circuit with one stable state temporarily achieved by pulse)
– a type of flimsy sandal, especially one held on the foot by a thong between the toes