Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the number 13

He wouldn’t ask the exact amount, but he knew the number of Sarah’s previous partners couldn’t be counted on two hands.

Advertisements

Frowsy – having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance

She thought Sophie didn’t look that pretty on her wedding day. But she didn’t know that one hour from the ceremony the flowers hadn’t arrived yet and Sophie’s dress ripped on the side, at the height of the shoulder blazes – the place Mark would have covered with his arm while sleeping if the night before they hadn’t quarreled and slept on the opposite sides of the bed.

Forefinger – The finger commonly used in pointing out two malefactors

“Anything to add, Laura?”

Laura flinches and looks around at her colleagues, who pretend to be too busy with the papers they have been provided.

She points out at the corner of the room where the spiders have crept in, but their existence can’t be demonstrated any longer.

“Right,” is the one of the last words she will ever hear from Crane.

Thanks to The Devil’s Dictionary