"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."

Saturday, 15 August 2009


Asperous means rough to the touch; rugged; with very distinct elevated dots; more uneven than scabrous.

"The damp gray stone of the Club looked desolate, like the asperous face of a lost, old man." - Matt Rees - "The Bethlhem Murders"

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