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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2016, 10:42:15 AM »
When it comes to describing the taste of blood, don't forget the old tried and true "taste of blood". Maybe not all the time, but it's always an option and very often calling things just what they are works better than some poetic replacement.
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2016, 11:22:48 AM »
I'm not good at describing tastes, but for me blood just tastes warm and sort of sweet.

Note: I'm not weird or a vampire ;D I just have many regular nose bleeds which sometimes go inwards not outwards, hehe
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2016, 07:02:57 PM »
Note: I'm not weird or a vampire ;D I just have many regular nose bleeds which sometimes go inwards not outwards, hehe

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It's not really one word, but how would you describe a dead forest?  I've used dark, grey, lifeless, and dead way too many times.

Also, what about eyes?  I have ghost eyes that appear and you won't believe how many times I've said "the eyes."

And here's another:  follow.  I've used it way too many times.
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2016, 08:11:13 PM »
It's not really one word, but how would you describe a dead forest?  I've used dark, grey, lifeless, and dead way too many times.

Brilliant poem about mortality by Gerard Manley Hopkins coins the words "leafmeal" and "wanwood" to describe an Autumn forest.

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Margaret, are you grieving
   Over Goldengrove unleaving?
   Leaves, like the things of man, you
   With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
   Ah! as the heart grows older
   It will come to such sights colder
   By and by, nor spare a sigh
   Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
   And yet you will weep and know why.
   Now no matter, child, the name:
   Sorrow's springs are the same.
   Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
   What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:
   It is the blight man was born for,
   It is Margaret you mourn for.
 
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2016, 10:56:10 PM »
A dead wood to me could also be pale. No leaves, those have long since gone. The trees are bleached pale, pale grey and white by the sun, the ground is cracked. The only sounds, maybe, is the wind and the creaking of dry, dead wood.
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2016, 12:39:01 AM »
A neat trick I use that I've stolen from better writers than me is to treat describing something like a forest as if it's a living thing that's passed on. So for example, you could say the forest is pale, withdrawn, cold, numb, stiff etc.


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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2016, 01:23:54 AM »
Here is a new word that has been needed for so long and I love it, not just because it is an Australian original, but because of the thinking they used to form the name.

So,  proudly bringing you - Petrichor- the smell of the rain, or 'heavenly blood in the stone'.

Use it wisely and well, and let's help it become widely recognised.

https://theconversation.com/the-smell-of-rain-how-csiro-invented-a-new-word-39231

http://news.mit.edu/2015/rainfall-can-release-aerosols-0114

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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2016, 03:02:16 PM »
Do you think 'Chaise-Lounge' is alright to use in a fantasy novel? Cos it is a french word and this is a made up world I'm writing in, so France doesn't exist. But how else can you refer to it?

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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2016, 03:04:24 PM »
Recliner? Couch?
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2016, 03:37:25 PM »
Recliner? Couch?
I guess yea but I wanted it to be that particular type of design. Guess 'reclining sofa/couch' would be alright wouldn't it?

Curse you English language and your stupid stolen phrases from other places.

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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2016, 03:50:56 PM »
Recliner? Couch?
I guess yea but I wanted it to be that particular type of design. Guess 'reclining sofa/couch' would be alright wouldn't it?

Curse you English language and your stupid stolen phrases from other places.
Yeah, I think that's fine :)
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2016, 04:07:44 PM »
Divan.
Very similar. (Google images and compare.)
So much better for rhythm.
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2016, 04:18:45 PM »
Divan.
Very similar. (Google images and compare.)
So much better for rhythm.
But that's a different thing! Divan is a spare bed - at least in the way we use the word.
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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2016, 04:31:04 PM »
Divan.
Very similar. (Google images and compare.)
So much better for rhythm.
But that's a different thing! Divan is a spare bed - at least in the way we use the word.
Yea I mostly got beds searching it, I put 'Divan Couch' and a few chaise-lounge type things came up. But I agree its a much better word.

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Re: What's another word for...?
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2016, 05:04:18 PM »
Divan.
Very similar. (Google images and compare.)
So much better for rhythm.
But that's a different thing! Divan is a spare bed - at least in the way we use the word.
Yea I mostly got beds searching it, I put 'Divan Couch' and a few chaise-lounge type things came up. But I agree its a much better word.
'Merca vs. "Jerusalem"?
When I google "divan" here in the USofA, no beds appear.

("Jerusalem" = England, sort of. See US reports of England trying to find its own national anthem.)
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