Tuesday’s Word

Red and the Wolf by Laura Lee NuttChaperon
noun
“…a form of hood or, later, highly versatile hat worn in all parts of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. Initially a utilitarian garment, it first grew a long partly decorative tail behind, and then developed into a complex, versatile and expensive headgear after what was originally the vertical opening for the face began to be used as a horizontal opening for the head. It was especially fashionable in mid-15th century Burgundy, before gradually falling out of fashion in the late 15th century and returning to its utilitarian status. It is the most commonly worn male headgear in Early Netherlandish painting, but its complicated construction is often misunderstood.”

From chaperon to leather boots, he was garbed in shadow gray. No wonder she had missed seeing him.

Nutt, Laura Lee (2013-02-28). Red and the Wolf (Kindle Location 394). Kindle Edition.

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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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2 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. I believe it is also a precursor to the fedora, if I recall my research correctly. 🙂

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Such a cool word. And a cool book! I love the sentence it’s used in!

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