I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn’t crouch over one like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce. The heart of the North is dead, and the fingers of cold are corpse fingers. – D.H. Lawrence

Greetings logophiles and other creative types!

It’s time for Wicked Word Wednesday, and the Wicked Word is:

pounce [\ˈpau̇n(t)s\]

noun

the claw of a bird of prey

verb

to swoop upon and seize something with or as if with talons

to seize upon and make capital of something (as another’s blunder or an opportunity)

to make a sudden assault or approach

 


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And Thus It Begins:

The Word has been given;

The Week has begun;

The Game is afoot;

On Mark,

Get Set,

GO!


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