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The obscure word of the week is tierced

May 27, 2016

Matthew Wright

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is tierced.

It’s from from heraldry, meaning something divided into three equal parts with different colours (‘tinctures’), thought to be of eighteenth century origin.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016

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