One in particular caught my fancy, for its unassuming I’m-not-trying-to-impress-you-ness (is there a word for that?), for the way it sneaks up on you, its shiftiness. It’s a big word in a small package, a dagger of a word, stealthy and sharp – they’ll never see this one coming.
Without further ado, then:
a circle or sphere
a graceful curving or roundness
So, then, a sentence with rondure: (which, it so happens, was already employed in my work-in-progress, so you get a bonus snippet to boot)
Like a giant coconut hung from his chest, the rondure of his venerable venter, his preternatural paunch, was a phenomenon to behold, the masterful lines of its curvature almost Fibonaccian, a prized snail’s shell it was, arcing gracefully from his waist to protrude, at its equator, to more than twice its height, capped by an outward-popped navel.
Anyone else? Let’s see some more knife-fights with this little beauty. Poke us in the eye with it. A kidney shot, maybe.
Any suggestions for the next weapon?