Tuesday’s Word

Panniers
noun

  1. a large basket, esp one of a pair slung over a beast of burden
  2. one of a pair of bags slung either side of the back wheel of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc
  3.  (esp in the 18th century)
  4. a hooped framework to distend a woman’s skirt
  5. one of two puffed-out loops of material worn drawn back onto the hips to reveal the underskirt

Now he had a picture in his head of friendly old Alex Marshall waiting on the beach in his best jersey, map at the ready, panniers all packed, hopes high, looking around for a riding partner who wasn’t going to show— unless Tom drove a hundred miles out of his way to meet him.

Knox, Ruthie (2012-02-13). Ride with Me: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance (Kindle Locations 105-107). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Definition: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/panniers

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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3 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) says:

    Good one! Thanks, Jessi!

  2. Amy Raby says:

    Ooh, a picture even! I did wonder what that one meant when I read that book.

  3. Jessi Gage says:

    I was hoping this wasn’t a word that everyone else in the world knew. I haven’t been a voracious reader for long, and my vocabulary is pitiful compared to some authors, but I’m growing all the time! Panniers is a nice, hobby/vocation-specific word that can also apply to forms of historical dress. I picked it because it is so versatile. Thanks for the comments, ladies!

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