Language shapes reality, and Earth shapes language. To expand that vocabulary, here’s an environmental neologism, a code used alfresco – an Alfrescode – to give voice to a particular phenomenon. 

Skittle

Noun

Diminutive of Skip

The small, short, hop that a pebble makes when skipped across the surface of water.

“Now that’s a real good skittle! I hadn’t expected such a little stone to jump so well.”

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