060814 21st Century Alfet

By August 6, 2014zBlog Archives

Having left the cauldron, broomstick and familiar at home, I’ve had to opt for a modern interpretation of an “alfet”: ‘A type of cauldron, spec. one filled with scalding water and employed in trials of ordeal; (in later use) the ordeal itself’ (OED) – although, thankfully, a simple cup of tea can hardly compare with a trial of ordeal.

Day #215 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.