Superior Person’s Tuesday: Lachrymatory

Sales may increase in Atlanta after Super Bowl LI.

Lachrymatory n. A little bottle for keeping tears in. Typically a phial of glass or pottery, with a mouth shaped to fit over the eyeball. Sometimes decorated with a picture of an eye.

I’m sure a lachrymatory would work for the Patriots’ tears of happiness, too!

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.