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  • Frequently used by tour guides during my childhood visits to the Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania). Today, July 3, is the anniversary of the third day of the battle (famous for "Pickett's Charge"). See also cow-high and pig-tight.

    July 3, 2009

  • Not to dampen any memories, C_b, but isn't this a bit of a redundant phrase. I mean, can you have a copse of anything other than trees? A copse of pencils?

    July 3, 2009

  • A bag of contents.

    July 3, 2009

  • Well, I didn't name the stupid thing. We were amused by it because it was never called anything else. Never a copse, or a bunch, or group of trees. Always The Copse of Trees.(Though, after about twenty years, I noticed they stopped calling it that.)

    July 6, 2009

  • What? They don't call it that anymore? *dispirited*

    Rolig, c_b is right. This phrase always stayed in my in my mind for the exact reason you mention.

    July 9, 2009

  • *starting to really like copse of pencils*

    July 9, 2009

  • Sorry to nit-pick, C_B. I'm sure it's fine. Redundancies are a natural part of language, anyway. But I've been overworked recently, so my editorial eagle-eye needs some rest. Thankfully, I am going on vacation for two weeks on Saturday, to the island of Hvar in Dalmatia.

    But now I have to find my way out of the copse of texts that are still waiting for me.

    July 9, 2009

  • *and copse of texts* Happy Dalmatian Holiday. :)

    July 9, 2009

  • Sounds wonderful, rolig. I envy you. Have a great time and try not to edit while you're there. (I know how difficult that can be.)

    *also likes copse of pencils*

    July 9, 2009