perfect synonyms

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Sat Jul 11 21:41:37 UTC 2009

--On Friday, July 10, 2009 11:47 -0400 Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Sounds like "gorse" and "furze" are still the winners.

What about "whin"?  Isn't this a three-member synonym set?

Dr M Lynne Murphy
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