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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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    1. So glad you find them interesting, Chrys

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

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

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