Friday, April 12, 2013

Lozenge

The past few days I have had a bad sore throat. I didn't feel well enough to do a pattern yesterday.


 I've been taking lots of throat lozenges, which got me thinking about the other kind of lozenge. According to Wikipedia: "lozenge (), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly fixed, and it is sometimes used simply as a synonym (from the French losange) for rhombus. Most often, though, lozenge refers to a thin rhombus—a rhombus with acute angles of 45°." The Lozenge is also a symbol of female fertility as its shape resembles a fertilized field. Also, the first cough drops were originally shaped like lozenges.