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12 June 2009 @ 08:03 pm
Lovecraft Mieville Word List  
machicolation furnish (a parapet, etc.) with opening between supporting corbels for dropping stones, etc. on attackers
    corbels projection of stone, timber, etc., jutting out from a wall to support a weight

The City & The City by China Miéville
Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

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sleet01: Limb Loppersleet01 on June 13th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Great words
Pretty much anything relating to castles is going to have a fascinating name :)

Stephen R. Donaldson's books, especially The Mirror of Her Dreams and A Man Rides Through, all contain beautiful and evocative words I've never seen used elsewhere. Well, I say especially but really I mean, "least depressingly." :)