Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jul 6 14:47:46 UTC 2008

Not in OED.
1973 John Gardner _Jason and Medeia_ (rpt. N.Y.: Ballantine, 1973) 3: The mightiest mortal that ever reached that thestral shore.
>From "thester," of course.  That meant "darkness" way back when.

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