Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Slight

Slight means of little consequence, barely perceptible or scanty. If a person is described as slight they'll be slender or frail looking. If you refer to someone slightingly you'll be treating them as though they're insignificant. I think that's more than slightly rude.

Historically castles were slighted to make them useless for military purposes. This kind of damage can be seen at Kenilworth. (There are more shots of the castle and it's grounds on my gardening blog)

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been there! The Keep is stunning. Couldn't believe how thick the walls were.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm most familiar with the verb tense...to slight/insult.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Great pity that they were slighted at all, Patsy. We are lucky in Ludlow, most of the castle is still intact. And wonderful to see my First Wolf mentioned, so very kind.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Beautiful photo.

Patsy said...

It's still n impressive sight, Alex.

Patsy said...

Only theoretically, I hope, Mac.

Patsy said...

It is a shame that so much damage was done, Carole, but I suppose it seemed like a good idea at the time!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rachel.

Oscar said...

Nice photo showing the damage. The pictures on the Gardening Blog are great!

Chrys Fey said...

I love your Wednesday Word posts, Patsy. I always learn something new. :)

Carolb said...

I've only ever seen Kenilworth from the distance, Patsy, but even then it still looked impressive, and dominated the landscape.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Oscar.

Patsy said...

So glad you find them interesting, Chrys

Patsy said...

Do go in if you get the chance, Carol. I'm positive you'd find it interesting.