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Inglenook

Definition: A corner or nook near a fireplace.

Pronunciation: een-gull-nook

Origin:

Middle English combination of the words “Ingle” (from the Scottish Gaelic “aingeal”, meaning “fire”), and “Nook” (meaning “corner”).

Why this word?

I am already in love with this word, and I only just learned it.

It looks ridiculous. It looks like it should be the name of an elf in Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole. It looks like it should be the name of a troll village.

I wish I lived in a climate that had use for fireplaces (instead of “fire pits” outside, in the yard), because then, I might get a chance to use this word in daily life– Especially during this time of year, where the rest of the world in the Northern Hemisphere seems to be getting snow and frost.

How to use the word inglenook in a sentence?

“The witch shrugged off her cloak and kicked her broom into the inglenook.”

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Written by Veronica Jacobs

Veronica Jacobs is a fiction writer, blogger, academic editor, and sci-fi enthusiast. Currently working freelance (with a background in English Literature), she spends most of her time writing.

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