More Weird Words

Apricity – from the Latin apricus (sunny) In use 1690. Now obsolete.

Given the terribly unseasonal weather we’re having this February, there are many opportunities to employ the word apricity, a noun that means the warmth of the sun in winter. Indeed, given the exceptional heat we’re experiencing, many foolish creatures are taking the chance to apricate, with the result they are losing the beauty of their normally pallid complexions.

So, how would you use apricity?

See below my tippet (tiger/whippet cross) apricating.

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