"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."

Tuesday, 20 October 2009



Well-turned means of a pleasing shape. It is presumably from the turning of wood on a lathe. The phrase is almost exclusively used of a girl's ankles - " A well-turned ankle."

1 comment:

  1. As my late mother-in-law would say, "Oo La La!"
    Canadian Chickadee