This post is a gift for lnhammer

… who has more words at his disposal than just about anyone I know.

Post an obscure word you’re fond of, with a definition.

Here’s mine:

– byssus: A mass of strong, silky filaments by which certain bivalve mollusks, such as mussels, attach themselves to rocks and other surfaces; also, a fine-textured linen used by the Egyptians for wrapping mummies.

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