"real-time" = ?(of a message) instantaneous; "palfrey" = medieval warhorse; charger

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 9 21:09:38 UTC 2009

This a.m. on CNN somebody mentioned that you can now get "real-time Tweets
on your Blackberry."  Sounds like the start of the Canterbury Tales.


2003 Lorrie Goldensohn _Dismantling Glory_ (N.Y.: Columbia U.P.) 75:
[P]ilots fought each other [in WW1] from airborne palfreys like medieval

Professor Goldensohn taught English literature for many years at Vassar
College. Her 1992 biography of Elizabeth Bishop was nominated for a


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