A New-to-me Word

The Time Hunters and the Spear of Fate (Volume 3) - Carl Ashmore

"The antechamber was overflowing with artefacts – gilded chests, ornamental plates, silver vases, a golden throne, disassembled chariots – all of them piled shambolically from floor to ceiling."


coined in the 1970s.  (Shambles + symbolic).


it's amazing to me, in spite of how much one thinks one reads, or knows, that there are still hidden gems out there waiting to surprise me.