Thursday, December 19, 2013

Transpontine: Word of the Day

Thanks to No Yeah No on twitter for spotting that yesterday's word of the day on was... transpontine.

They came up with a couple of good quotes to go with it:

'There was nothing left but to retreat against the railing, and with my back turned to the street, pretend to be admiring the barges on the river or the chimneys of transpontine  London'.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Vandergrift, Narrative of the Spirited Old Lady, More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter , 1885

'...he had come straight from a wretched transpontine lodging to this splendid Lincolnshire mansion, and had at the same time exchanged a stipend of thirty shillings a week for an income of eleven thousand a year…'
-- Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Marchmont's Legacy, 1862–1863

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