azure legs of the cock, etc.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jun 30 20:54:30 UTC 2006

Okay, what's a toon?  Obs. pl. of toe?


At 6/30/2006 12:21 PM, you wrote:
>"Lyk asur were his legges and his toon":  That's Chaucer's
>Chanticlear (a1400).
>---- Original message ----
> >Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 09:16:16 -0700
> >From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
> >Subject: Re: azure legs of the cock, etc.
> >
> >I wonder whether medieval European chickens could have had
>legs of azure/ blue. The only modern chickens I can clearly
>recall seeing had red or yellow legs.
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