Word of the Day – Bergschrund

By July 14, 2017Word of the Day

Bergschrund (adj)

Burg-sh-rund

A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.

Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.

Example sentences

“I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I’ve miscalculated.”

Word of the Day – Vestibule

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Vestibule (noun)

ves-tib-ool

An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.

Early 17th century (denoting the space in front of the main entrance of a classical Roman or Greek building): from French, or from Latin vestibulum ‘entrance court’.

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