For over centuries, thousands of English words have been created, modified, and removed. Through this blog of lettering, we rediscover and interpret stories of dead words. All letterings in here are words that were once used in our language. Today, most of them are omitted from common English dictionaries. This may be the last chance for us to learn and commemorate the words before they are truly dead and forgotten.
Adnascentia (ad-nas-uhn-tuh) npl.1706–1731, root-like branches that sprout into the earth from a plant’s stem Albedineity (al-be-dine-tee) n..1652-1652, whiteness Ballicatter ( b.lli-KÁTTƏR), n. 1863-1971 [in Newfoundland] ice that forms along a shore from waves and spray Echinate ( ih-KAHYneyt), adj. covered with prickles; bristling, as a porcupine Essomenic (es-suhn-uh-nik) adj.1771-1771, showing things as they will be in the future Habroneme (hab’ro-nem), adj. 1886-1886; Shaving the appearance of fine threads Nidifice (na-dee-fahys),n. 1656-1656; The nest of a bird Phalerate (fale-reyt) adj.1656-1702, ornamented; decorated Thural (Thur-uhl) adj.1624-1714, of or pertaining to incense Woolbird (woo l-burd)n. 1785-1811; a sheep