Friday, 17 August 2012
Word To Use Today: sumptuous.
Sumptuary laws are ones which aim to restrain luxury, especially by limiting people's spending.
They've rather gone out of fashion, haven't they. Hurray!
So let's have a sumptuous feast:
Peter Claesz. Still Life with a Peacock Pie.
Peacock pie? Can that be more sumptuous than a juicy peach?
In any case, whatever you eat, why not do it dressed in sumptuous silk?
While ingesting some sumptuous verse:
And that luxury is absolutely free.
Word To Use Today: sumptuous. This word comes from the Old French somptueux, from the Latin sumptuōsus, which means costly, from sumptus, expense, from sūmere, to spend.