|About | Media | Search | Contact|
This week's theme: blend words.
vespiary (VES-pee-er-ee) noun
A nest or colony of wasps.
[Blend of Latin vespa (wasp) and apiary (a place where bees are kept).]
Italian scooter company Piaggio named their first product Vespa because they felt it looked and perhaps sounded like a wasp.
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"[William Bullitt] had moved into Charles Bedaux's Château de Candá, a perfect vespiary of Nazi spies and collaborators." Charles Higham; The Duchess of Windsor: The Secret Life; John Wiley & Sons; 2004.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. -Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919)