The obscure word of the week is calefy

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure word is calefy – ‘to make hot’, which the writers of the original OED (a dictionary produced over a four-decade period from the 1870s) traced back to 1526.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…

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7 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is calefy

  1. “She stood with her back to the sun, feeling the earth calefy beneath her feet. There is something about the warmth of a star that imitates the impossible.”

      1. Either way it’s a calorific day! 🙂 Could do with some of that in NZ just now – it’s 13.3 degrees C right now, which is warm by comparison with where it’s been the past few weeks…

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