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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday



noun \ˈā-lə-ˌrän\

: a part of an airplane wing that can be moved up or down to cause the airplane to turn

Full Definition of AILERON

:  a movable airfoil at the trailing edge of an airplane wing that is used for imparting a rolling motion especially in banking for turns — see airplane illustration

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Origin of AILERON

French, from diminutive of aile wing — more at aisle

First Known Use: 1909


Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author






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