My entry for the Quick Challenge at A T-shirt Revolution.
The closest book I had to hand was the Collins Concise Dictionary – you did say “any book…”!
I flicked opened the book (at page 1199!). I’d opened it in the ‘s’ section; I looked at the words and saw ‘Scalpel’
The paragraph I chose:
Scalpel (’skælpel) n. a surgical knife with a short thin blade. [C18: from L scalpellum, from scalper a knife, from scalpere to scrape]
Thought it was fairly apt for a couple of reasons really:
A) it goes well with the other Cut and Paste challenge at A T-shirt Revolution at the moment. And B) Scalpels and the blades are both made in Sheffield and I drive past the factory to and from work everyday.