Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.


“And having got rid of a thumping quid, He spun this painful yarn.”

—W. S. Gilbert, “The Yarn of the Nancy Bell”

“got rid of a thumping quid” = hocked out a loogie