As I write, we are experiencing -26 and the air is still with cold. The natural world around me is quiet, still and forlorn in its attempt to brace the freezing temperature. Hidden from view is the reserving of tree sap, body heat of small animals crouched in crooks and crannies and large beasts huddled, no doubt, in shallows underneath leaf litter, low branches and shrubs. This is the reason I chose these lost words for today’s post.
Adnascentia 1706 -1731
root-like branches that sprout into the earth from a plant’s stem
Ramifactive 1766 -1766
developing into a branch; forming a branch
Senticous 1657 -1657
Veprecose 1721 -1721
full of brambles
Upon inspection the adnascentia twisted their senticous ramifactive bark covered fingers through the veprecose undergrowth.
Can you come up with a sentence using these words?