WORDS! Be sure to visit BermudaOnion for more Wondrous Words (Kathy hosts this meme).
from SWTWC (my review here)
p.46 SEMAPHORE – “There, on the world’s rim the lovely snail-gleam of the railway tracks ran, flinging wild gesticulations of lemon or cherry-colored semaphore to the stars.” – visual signaling apparatus with flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms
p.25 EFFULGENCE – shining brightly; radiant.
p.36 FLUMING – to send (logs, water, etc.) down or through a flume (artificial channel)
p.104 PULING – cry querulously or weakly
p.106 INTERNES – recent medical graduate (I don’t like that second ‘e’)
p.115 SERE – dry; arid
p.126 ULMERS/GOFFS – no definitions found in first quick search; makes me laugh cuz I know people with both of these words as their last names. I wish I could share the sentence – context would say some kind of scary clown, maybe.
p.185 FANTOCINI – some kind of puppet?
oops! I sent this book on to a new reader before I finished the post or I would have sentences to share. oh well…
from False Witness (my review here)
p.100 SWARTHY – “Martin Hale had been a swarthy, little man with large hands and feet.” – dark-skinned
p.269 SPINNY – “The scent of jasmine floated in through the open windows on the muggy, evening air and Billy felt spinny.” – associated with spinning.