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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Nacre


Nacre: noun - mother-of-pearl.

‘The ornate writing desk, which she bought him as a reward for his success in having his novel published, was inlaid with mahogany, ebony and nacre, which shone with the soft lustre of the sea and inspired him to write more about the sailors she so loved.’

The picture is of the Harbour at Sissi, Crete.

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