totter, n.

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Wed Oct 16 20:04:16 UTC 2002

I'm curious about bones: might they be rechewed, rather than sold? And rags
could be reworn or resewn.  I'm reminded of Yeats' "rag and bone shop of
the heart"--apropos of nothing.

But more importantly, I have now run on this computer and will
do so on the infamous Compaq at home tonight.  It's from Symantec, and
should kill Bugbear too, I hope?  I'll also try suggestions from Alice and
Jim--many thanks!

At 11:04 PM 10/15/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>> >#The New Shorter OED gives :  (L19) "a rag & bone collector.."
>> >
>>... Howcum it's not in the Longer OED, then?
>Tut-tut, OED.
>Tut-tut, M-W.
>"Webster's 2nd" (ca. 1934, I think): "one who reclaims odds and ends from
>refuse cans, dumps, etc., in order to sell them." Updated in "Webster's
>3rd" to, uh, [nothing].
>-- Doug Wilson

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