Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

The Wordnik Word of the Day for October 13, 2010

I thought as I came across notable words from Wordnik's Word of the Day service, I'd post them here. Here's today's. 

(Not planning on making this a daily thing, but this one was too good to pass up.) 

The Wordnik Word of the Day for October 13, 2010 is

springal

(noun) A military engine, resembling the ballista, used in Europe in the middle ages.

(noun) A young person; a youth; especially, a young man.

'Springal' is Scottish in origin.

Example:

"Philemon was used to confess how, in the fire of his callow youth and fine flower of his lustie springal days, he had been stung with murderous frenzie at view of a certaine picture of Apelles, the which in those times was showed in a temple."

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