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  • Good (but wholly spurious) folk etymology on this one.

    December 10, 2006

  • More fun in the Elizabethan sense.

    December 10, 2006

  • It occured to me that the vocabulary used by Robert Hayden in his "A Ballad of Remembrance", used to communicate his impression visiting segragation-era New Orleans as a black Northerner with a white travelling companion, fellow poet Mark van Doren, read a little like a 7th grade vocabulary list.

    December 10, 2006

  • Egg ("full as a...")

    December 10, 2006

  • A word (rubble used to stabilize riverbanks) that I know solely through Gary Snyder's use of it.

    December 10, 2006

  • Adj. Climbing, as a vine.

    December 10, 2006

  • December 10, 2006

  • A Middle English term meaning "remorse", usually used in the phrase "agenbite of inwit", remourse of conscience. Shows up frequently in Joyce's Ulysses.

    December 10, 2006

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