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Scrabble blog : Part 2 letters I – Q by Bella and Stuart. ~ by Stuart

Scrabble blog : Part 2 letters I – Q by Bella and Stuart.

Some further woody related words to impress your scrabble playing friends with!


Iceni: A tribe of ancient Britons inhabiting an area of south-eastern England in present-day Norfolk and Suffolk. Their queen, Boudicca, led an unsuccessful rebellion against the Romans in AD 60. SCORE = 7

Igneous :  A type of rock, formed from solidified lava or magma. SCORE : 8

Ingle: A domestic fire or fireplace. SCORE: 6

Inglenook: A small recess that adjoins a fireplace. SCORE: 14


Jasper - Middle English (originally denoting any bright-coloured chalcedony other than carnelian): from Old French jasp(r)e, from Latin iaspis, from Greek, of oriental origin. SCORE = 15

Juniper - An evergreen shrub or small tree that bears berrylike cones, widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America. Many kinds have aromatic cones or foliage. SCORE= 16


Keel - The lengthwise timber (or steel) structure along the base of a ship, supporting the framework of the whole, in some vessels extended downwards as a ridge to increase. SCORE = 8

Kiln - A furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, especially one for calcining lime or firing pottery (also for producing Charcoal). SCORE = 8

Kite - A medium to large long-winged bird of prey which typically has a forked tail and frequently soars on up draughts of air. SCORE = 8

Knoll - A small hill or mound. SCORE = 9


Lath - A thin flat strip of wood, especially one of a series forming a foundation for the plaster of a wall. SCORE = 7

Leat - An open watercourse conducting water to a mill. Late 18th century. SCORE = 4

Lime - A deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish blossom, native to north temperate regions. The pale timber is used for carving and inexpensive furniture. SCORE = 6

Linden - Another term for the lime tree, especially in North America. Old English (as an adjective in the sense ‘made of wood from the lime tree’): from lind ‘lime tree’ (compare with lime) + -en, reinforced by obsolete Dutch lindenboom and German Lindenbaum. SCORE = 7


Maple - A tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and colourful autumn foliage, grown as an ornamental or for its timber or syrupy sap. Old English mapel (as the first element of mapeltrēow, mapulder ‘maple tree’); used as an independent word from Middle English. SCORE = 9

Marl – Middle English. An unconsolidated, sedimentary rock or soil consisting of clay and lime, formerly used as fertilizer.

‘the ancient right to dig marl for fertilizer’ SCORE = 6

Mazer – A hardwood drinking bowl. SCORE = 16

Megalith - A large stone that forms a prehistoric monument (e.g. a standing stone) or part of one (e.g. a stone circle) SCORE = 14

Muntjac - A small SE Asian deer, the male of which has tusks, small antlers, and a doglike bark. Also known as the Barking deer. SCORE 18


Ness - A headland or promontory. SCORE = 4

Nest - A structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young. SCORE= 4

Noctule - A large golden-brown bat native to Eurasia and North Africa with long, slender wings, rounded ears, and a short muzzle. Late 18th century: from French, from Italian nottola ‘bat’, literally ‘small night creature’. SCORE: 9

Nymph - A mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations. ‘nymphs and shepherds’ or ‘a wood nymph’ or An immature form of an insect that does not change greatly as it grows, e.g. a dragonfly, mayfly, or locust or A mainly brown butterfly that frequents woods and forest glades.  From late Middle English: from Old French nimphe, from Latin nympha, from Greek numphē ‘nymph, bride’; related to Latin nubere ‘be the wife of’' .     SCORE = 15


Ochre - An earthy pigment containing ferric oxide, typically with clay, varying from light yellow to brown or red.  SCORE = 10

Otter - A semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet. SCORE = 5

Osier - A small Eurasian willow which grows mostly in wet habitats. It is usually coppiced, being a major source of the long flexible shoots (withies) used in basketwork. Also, a shoot of willow. SCORE = 5

Ox - A castrated bull used as a draught animal (sometimes historically used for timber haulage). SCORE = 9


Parrock - An enclosed area of ground; a small field or paddock, especially one close to a farmhouse. Also figurative. In early use also (occasionally): a fence or set of hurdles for enclosing an area of ground (obsolete). Now chiefly English regional. SCORE = 15

Pelham - A horse's bit which combines the action of a curb bit and a snaffle. SCORE = 13

Pellet - A small mass of bones and feathers regurgitated by a bird of prey. A small round piece of animal faeces, especially from a rabbit or rodent. SCORE = 8

Pleacher - A bough or sapling with which a hedge is pleached. SCORE = 15

Purlin - A horizontal beam along the length of a roof, resting on principals and supporting the common rafters or boards. SCORE = 8


Quarry – Noun - A place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted. ‘a limestone quarry’. Verb – To cut into, extract, stone or other materials. SCORE =18

Quiver - An archer's portable case for holding arrows or to tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion. SCORE = 18

Quoit - The flat covering stone of a megalithic tomb. e.g. the Stone Age burial at Zennor Quoit. SCORE = 14

COMPILED by Bella (13) and Stuart.

NB : Proper nouns are now allowed in Scrabble



Posted in: Art & Craft, Flora & Fauna, Reviews & Puzzles ~ On: 3 March, 2018

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