Now reading Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers

Sayers had a way with words. Here is a sentence that says a lot:

"Lord Peter was awake, and looked rather fagged, as though he had been sleuthing in his sleep."

Here is an interesting piece of etymology: Did you know that the word "sleuth" comes from the Old Norse root "slóð", which meant "trail" or "spoor" and still has that meaning in modern Icelandic?


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