"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 27 April 2014


Set (noun) 
The word set has a number of definitions but here is one of its lesser known meanings. 
A set is a block made of stone, such as granite, used to provide a durable road surface.  Unlike cobbles, which are rounded, sets are straight edged and flat.

 Sets in Falkner Street, Liverpool.


  1. That was new to me, too. Thank you!

  2. You have again taught me something. Now someone needs to teach Mr. Google, as when you ask for images of cobblestones, it gives images of both cobblestones and sets.

  3. pretty nice blog, following :)