Day 213: Verbis Obscurum #1 – Smeuse

Day 213: Verbis Obscurum #1 – Smeuse

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Smeuse (pronounced “sm-yoo-z”, rhymes with “use”) – a 19th Century word from Victorian England used to describe a hole that has been created by the repeated passage of a small animal, typically in a hedge.

I’d like to believe this is a word that can be applied to something like this:

My idea of a modern smeuse… caused by people.



Verbis Obscurum is a collection of words old and new, rare or nearing extinction, to describe everyday phenomena of which you are not necessarily conscious, and which you lack the words to adequately describe. Once you’re told about them, you’ll start seeing them everywhere. 


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