Busy! Ack! Here are some interesting words from a book that started out good and then went straight off a cliff - by the middle everyone was tstl. So, not even gonna name it.
"Dash it," he groaned, "sitting is even more awkward than walking with all this extra avoirdupois."
1: A system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces or 7,000 grains, widely used in English-speaking countries.
1.1: humorous Weight; heaviness especially : personal weight
Origin Middle English (denoting merchandise sold by weight): from Old French aveir de peis 'goods of weight', from aveir 'to have' (infinitive used as a noun, from Latin habere) + peis 'weight'
First Known Use: 15th century
"Much olive tree. My ship bring olive oil to Istanbul. I expect you later, Kyria, but is better now."
Kyria κυρίᾳ /kee-REE-ah/
Greek word for lady
And I have just gotten sucked down into long discussions of the "noble lady" in the Bible or proper ways to address people in Greece and I don't have the time or patience to work it all out so I am gonna leave it there.
They came to a Turkish-style caravanserai on the edge of the small town.
caravansary /ˌkarəˈvansərē /
chiefly British also caravanserai /-səˌrī/
noun (plural caravansaries or caravanserais /-səˌrīz/)
1: historical An inn with a central courtyard for travelers in the desert regions of Asia or North Africa.
Origin late 16th century: from Persian kārwānsarāy, from kārwān 'caravan' + sarāy 'palace'.
|Monumental entrance of the Sultanhani caravanserai Aksaray,Turkey.|