Thursday, 31 January 2013

Apricate


Apricate, Sunbathing, Holiday, Parasol, Vintage

APRICATE

Verb. Rare. L17.
[Latin apricat- pa. ppl. stem of apricari bask in the sun, from apricus exposed (to the sun).]

1 verb intrans. Bask in the sun. L17
2 verb trans. Expose to sunlight. M19

I like this word, and it caused me to find this rather charming postcard of a 1920s pin-up, apricating in the swimwear of the time. 

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