"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."

Friday, 29 October 2010


A winze is an opening in an underground mine that is sunk downward (as opposed to a raise, which is mined upward) from inside to connect lower levels. The top of a winze is located underground, in contrast to a shaft where the top of the excavation is located on the surface.


  1. It would make a great verb as in,"The notion winzed its way way into her unconscious longings".

  2. I agree Marc. The meanings one could dream up for some of our lesser known words are often better than the real thing!