This past few weeks I’ve been more than usually aware of martial history, both the still-terrible impact of a century ago and the ill-judged one this century so it’s not surprising that William’s ‘The Bitter Field’ had an immediate impact and was judged and this week’s outright winner. As ever, the delightful episodes from Antonia and Rosie, and phrases such as William’s 'poking your stodge' and Patricia’s 'dolorous dirges' to delight in, I consider us all winners. Thank you all for participating, both in posting and in you very generous comments.
Words for the coming week are: arid raise, prophet
Entries by midnight Thursday 14th July, new words and winners posted on Friday 15th
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