Archive for June 3, 2009

Word for the day- Palimpsestic

Posted in Just for fun, meet the geevor staff on June 3, 2009 by geevor

jo bA palimpsest is a document that has been reused by writing over the original writing, sometimes by many times.

I discovered this new word whilst being given a tour of the old slimes plant by Bill.

The buildings at Geevor show layer upon layer of use and reuse that reflect the changing techniques and fortunes of Tin Mining- they are Paimpsestic. I would feel even cleverer if it had not taken me so long to work out the correct spelling so I could check it out in the dictionary.

Luckily for the public, they were also invited in for one of Bills tours of the slimes plant and other normally unseen buildings. Bit of a difference though, as these tours were held at night. All I can say is they are braver types than I.