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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enharmonic
ADJECTIVE

Music
1Relating to or denoting notes which are the same in pitch (in modern tuning) though bearing different names (e.g. F sharp and G flat or B and C flat)
‘double flats and double sharps are replaced by their enharmonic equivalents in harp music’
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1.1 Of or having intervals smaller than a semitone (e.g. between notes such as F sharp and G flat, in systems of tuning which distinguish them).
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Origin
Early 17th century (designating ancient Greek music based on a tetrachord divided into two quarter-tones and a major third): via late Latin from Greek enarmonikos, from en- ‘in’ + harmonia ‘harmony’.
Pronunciation
enharmonic/ˌɛnhɑːˈmɒnɪk/



Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Musings: Moon photographs









Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enfilade
NOUN

1A volley of gunfire directed along a line from end to end.
‘they were mown down by an enfilade of artillery’
2A suite of rooms with doorways in line with each other.
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VERB

Direct a volley of gunfire along the length of (a target)
‘a sweeping crossfire enfiladed our riflemen’
Origin
Early 18th century (denoting the position of a military post commanding the length of a line): from French, from enfiler ‘thread on a string, pierce from end to end’, from en- ‘in, on’ + fil ‘thread’.
Pronunciation

enfilade/ˌɛnfɪˈleɪd/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona cloud formation photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enfeoff
VERB

(under the feudal system) give (someone) freehold property or land in exchange for their pledged service.
‘he enfeoffed trustees with the lands’
‘the enfeoffed knights and overlords’
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Origin
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French enfeoffer, from Old French en- ‘in’ + fief ‘fief’. Compare with feoffment.
Pronunciation

enfeoff/ɪnˈfiːf//ɪnˈfɛf//ɛnˈfiːf//ɛnˈfɛf/

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona cloud formation photos






Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

endarterectomy
NOUN

mass noun
Surgical removal of part of the inner lining of an artery, together with any obstructive deposits, most often carried out on the carotid artery or on vessels supplying the legs.
‘endarterectomy has proved successful’
count noun ‘many carotid endarterectomies were unnecessary’
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Pronunciation

endarterectomy/ˌɛndɑːtəˈrɛktəmi/

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.