090914 Moonraker Close

By September 9, 2014zBlog Archives

I didn’t know that a “moonraker” was: ‘A native of the county of Wiltshire, in England’ (OED). I knew the term applied to folk who told the excise men they were raking the moon out of the pond, when they were retrieving smuggled goods, but I had always assumed this was a Cornish expression. I was nowhere near Wiltshire today, so bagging a genuine moonraker was not going to be possible. However, these flats look onto Wiltshire Close, so I think we can accept traces of moonraker as the next best thing.

Day #248 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.