A beast, the lusetan or ounce?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jul 15 13:21:18 UTC 2006

At 7/14/2006 04:57 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>Serves me right for not checking OED's "ounce, n.2". Thanks to
>Charles, Jim, and Joel for the simultaneous corrections. (Everyone's
>on top of their game as usual around here!)

Having grown up, read, and lived in the Northeast, I've actually
heard--or perhaps just read!--"ounce" meaning "bobcat"--er, "lynx".


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