Over on A Strong Belief in Wicker, I came across this meme which she, in turn, found on Bermuda Onion. I don't often find new words but when I do I like to look them up and this meme is right up my alley so here goes.
From The Waves by Virginia Woolf
There is a dancing and a drumming, like the dancing and the drumming of naked men with assegais. (140)
1. A light spear or lance, especially one with a short shaft and long blade for close combat, used by Bantu peoples of southern Africa.
2. A southern African tree (Curtisia dentata) having wood used for making spears or lances.
The hope is, of course, that I will find another new word before next Wednesday or before I forget about this delightful meme altogether.