I’ve got your back.

This puts me in mind of boats, simply because the sound and form remind me of “coracle”, I think. Thank you, CS Lewis. Even though the most recent example is over 100 years old (1872) the word is not listed as archaic, obsolete or rare. From what I’ve been able to divine just from reading entries instead of looking for the precise definitions, as long as a word has been in use as late as the 19th century, it is considered a modern, current word. There may be other caveats about number of citations or something, but that’s how it seems.

adminicle

1. Anything that aids or supports; an auxiliary.

2. Law. Supporting or corroboratory evidence; that which, without forming complete proof in itself, contributes to prove a point. In Sc. Law, Any document or writing tending to prove the existence and tenor of a lost deed, which if it existed would have been full evidence.

3. Archæol. In pl. Ornaments which surround the figure on a medal or coin.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s