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This week’s words come from The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson.

Gutta-percha – “It’s like a cold gutta-percha, and the hand is clutching mud.”

From what I can find it looks like gutta-percha is a kind of sap used to make latex. I’m not sure how it works in the time frame. I think there may be another meaning. I have to keep looking.

Foolscap – “I picked it up, and it opened on a folded piece of foolscap–a letter dated the previous week and addressed to Ma.”

Foolscap is an 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 piece of paper.

Did you learn any new words this week?