Tuesday’s Word

Hypocaust
noun
A space under the floor of an ancient Roman building where heat from a furnace
was accumulated to heat a room or a bath.

I learned this word from my critique partner, who does some excellent research and writes in historical-feeling fantasy worlds. Thanks, Amy Raby, for a great new vocab word!

Definition from http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/hypocaust
Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocaust

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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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4 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Amy Raby says:

    Awesome! I love the picture you found.

  2. Mae Clair says:

    So THAT’s what they called that! *grin* I’m always amazed (and educated) by the words you find!

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