Monday, July 3, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.
Noun (pl. noun lorries)
A truck; a semi; a large, heavy motor vehicle for transporting goods or troops.
"Consciousness doesn't slam back into her, jarring her awake; this was easily the third time she has awoken since half-three in the morning. No, she leaves the lucid consciousness of a forty-minute snooze and stretches. Her full bladder protests going back to sleep.
She is too lazy to stretch her right arm out to grab her glasses. She lies still and listens to city life yawning, traffic mostly light with the occasional blearing car horn. She separates taxis from lorries based on size, obviously, but mostly by the lorry's deeper whistle as it barrels past. She blinks rapidly and squints at the time on the cable box. At first, she thinks it says nine-fifty-six and that sends her heart into a tizzy. She bolts upright, pauses to allow the blinding dizziness to pass enough that it'll be nothing permanent, and fumbles for her glasses. Her lungs whoosh in thanksgiving when she reads six-twenty-eight."