ENDANGERED WORDS: Ballicatter

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Today’s Endangered Word:

BALLICATTER

{BAH-lee-cuht-er. Noun; also ballacader}

Late 19th century
Extremely Rare

Description

I’ll be honest . . . living in the Midwest, I don’t see a whole lot of Ballicatter. I think the only place I’ve really seen it is on television. I’d be interested to know if you’ve seen some around where you live!

Meaning

Ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shoreline, making a fringe or band on the landward side.

Used in a sentence:

Because of the cold weather, ballicatter had collected along the beach.
All except the word’s description is taken from
Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers
by Simon Hertnon.
Your turn: Make up a sentence for us, using the word AFTERWIT!
–Janette

 

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