pirates in the Gulf of X

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 8 18:55:49 UTC 2008


At 12/8/2008 12:01 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64On Sat, Dec 6,
>2008 at 8:50 PM, Joel S. Berson
><Berson at att.netܛÝN‚‚ˆH[H™[Z[™Y][ˆ\È[ÝHZÙH]ˆhe Forest of Arden is
> > referred to (a half-dozen times) as a desert.  Must have been near the
>Ý[‹‚‚ˆ›Ù[‚‚€Þe OED saith:
>
>     1. An uninhabited and uncultivated tract of country; a wilderness:    a.
>now conceived as a desolate, barren region, waterless and treeless, and with
>but scanty growth of herbage;{em}e.g. the Desert of Sahara, Desert of the
>Wanderings, etc.
>
>     b. formerly applied more widely to any wild, uninhabited region,
>including forest-land. Obs.
>... 1600 SHAKES. A.Y.L. II. vii. 110 In this desert inaccessible, Vnder the
>shade of melancholly boughes.

Yes, thank you Mark, for pointing out to me what I already knew.

Joel

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