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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for the cat (like reynard for the fox, bruin for the bear, etc.).

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  • Another morning spent shivering in the Scottish annex to the English language, warmed only by the thought of Irish poetry.

    Yeats' passions included some odd ones:
    His myths and his spirits - his Maude Gonnes.
    But even old Willie
    Was never so silly
    As to join in the worship of baudrons.

    March 7, 2014