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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Sunday Rest: halfpace Word Not To Use Today.

Now, does the word halfpace mean half as fast as normal, or sort of waddling?

Neither, sadly.

Word To Use Today: halfpace. A halfpace can be either a platform at the top of a flight of steps, perhaps for an altar or throne, or the oddly shaped landing where stairs change direction (though if the stairs only change direction by ninety degrees then that's a quarterpace).

I can't think how I never realised I didn't know the word for that. 

Though admittedly I don't have a throne in the house, yet.

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