Thursday, January 22, 2015

Random Sequence: argent

"Mr. Gilbraith hastened to her, where she drooped under the waning light of the argent chandelier."
--Anonymous, "The Year 1859", Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, October 1864

(I found a bound copy of several issues of Godey's in my basement and have been flipping through the dusty pages.)

argent = silver or silvery white

Every cloud has an argent lining?

The weird thing about this bound copy of Godey's (an American magazine) is that the issues are all from the 1860s, and there is not a single unambiguous mention anywhere of the American Civil War.

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