Sunday, August 31, 2008


These word of the day posts are a bit hard to do and I have been lazy. Actually I have been reading, but I have put this off for too long, thinking that it takes up too much of my time. But for readers and writers alike, building vocabulary is key. Do you agree?

Today's word is pilaster and comes from page 16 of Children of Men by PD James. (She, by the way, gave me 8 words to look up in the first 98 pages.) This is a word that I have read and not known (except that it is something on a building) for years, so I finally got honest and looked it up.

pilaster noun
a rectangular support or pier projecting partially from a wall and treated architecturally as a column, with a base, shaft and capital.

derived from the French, pilastre from the Italian pila, a pile, column

My sentence: She dreamed of a room with four pilasters on each wall, every one of which was painted a different color.

Please feel free to leave your sentence in the comments.


  1. Anonymous7:00 PM

    I have not read any of the above books, but I have a sentence for your "WORD OT THE DAY" game:

    One lonely pilaster was all that stood of the ancient structure, the rest lay in ruins.

    From A to Z

  2. Thanks A to Z for the sentence!