"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 30 March 2009


Etiolate means whitened, of a pale or sickly appearance or of stunted growth. In botany it is used to denote plants grown in the absence of light and therefore developing without chlorophyll.

His etiolation signaled years in prison. Mind you, alcohol also etiolates the skin!


  1. hello there,
    I've just noticed you are the author of MANY blogs..love this one....learning a word a day fbrowsing your others..where to go, such fun.

    I shall enjoy searching through your others..
    which is your daily one l wonder?

    FFF x

  2. Hello FFF - Rambles from my Chair is the blog I always think of as my 'main' one. I also try to add a word a day on this one and add a photo to Project 355.