Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Wordnik Word of the Day: Remplissage

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remplissage

(noun) That which serves only to fill up space; filling; padding: used specifically in literary and musical criticism.

'Remplissage' is French for 'filling'. It also refers to a medical procedure done to treat shoulder instability.

Wordnik Word of the Day: Uguisubari

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uguisubari

Wooden floors specifically designed to creak or 'chirp' at the slightest pressure, thus warning the inhabitants of any surreptitious approach. The most famous surviving floors are in Kyoto at Nijo Castle, Japan.

Wordnik Word of the Day: Rusalka

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rusalka

In Russian folk-lore, a water-nymph.

The rusalki were thought to be most dangerous during Rusalka Week in early June, when they were supposed to leave the water to swing on tree branches at night.

Wordnik Word of the Day: Aleatory

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aleatory

(adj) Literally, depending upon the throw of a die; hence, depending on a contingent event.

(adj) In music, using sounds chosen by the performer or left to chance.