Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Oct 16 17:14:49 UTC 2002
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
#doesn't have handy. I am also familiar with "cutting didoes" in a sense
#which I understand to mean "making fancy maneuvers"; but I can't remember
#where I first saw this; maybe in Heinlein? I would have pictured a
#carpenter cutting fancy curlicues, the sense then extended to a pilot
#making fancy loops. But I don't recall whether I ever really saw this
#etymology asserted (even if I did, it might not have any truth).
I thought of that too, but I'm pretty sure that's "dado".
-- Mark A. Mandel
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