Words of the day

Old word:  flotilla.

New word:  bascule.

If you’re wondering how to drop the latter casually into conversation, here are a few examples:

  • The bascules of Tower Bridge were raised in salute.
  • Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge.
  • The bascule mechanism is driven by oil and electricity.
  • A list of bascule bridges is available on wikipedia.
  • I did not learn about bascules in scule.
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