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SSL commented on the word kenning
Kenning I now finally understand the lines from one of the stanzas of Michael Drayton's "Ode to the Virginian Voyage": In kenning of the shore, Thanks to God first given, O you, the happiest men, Be frolic then! Let cannons roar Frighting the wide heaven.In other words, as you come within sight of the shore, celebrate!I also remember examples of Norse and Anglo-Saxon kennings, such as "thong of the footpath" for snake, and "sorrow of the thong of the footpath" for winter, which snakes don't like.
May 29, 2013
SSL commented on the word messuage
The fortune-teller's house and garden, or, as Marshall McLuhan once said, "The medium's is the messuage."
January 30, 2013
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