Back in March we announced the WNBA-NYC Forgotten Words Contest. We gave you the following group of forgotten words and asked you to use them in one sentence:
pollard, rimy, contumacious, gormandize, caparison
The results are now in, and congratulations go to Elaine Whitehouse for submitting the winning entry! As a prize, she will receive a $20.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com.
And here it is, Elaine’s winning entry:
Upon the cold and rimy land stood a thin, bare pollard whose lack of branches made me wonder if someone or something contumacious had gormandized its leaves and branches, and I wanted to gently place my horse’s caparison over it for protection, but, alas, I could not.”
Congratulations also to Rachel Slaiman, the only member to correctly identify Great Expectations by Charles Dickens as the classic novel in which all five forgotten words appear.