Thursday, October 22, 2015

incongruous & taper

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

Where his own emotions come suddenly to the surface and light up the vague pastoral landscape with an incongruous glare. For a moment we get a surprising combination; crude daylight overpowers the silver lights of the tapers; shepherds and princesses suddenly stop their warbling and speak a few rapid words in their eager human voices.

Definitions:

incongruous:
strange and not suitable in a particular situation;

taper:
1. a slim candle that is narrower at the top than at the bottom;
2. a strip of wood or waxed paper used for taking a flame to light something else;
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