another reversal: "sustain"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 10 02:26:54 UTC 2011

At 11/9/2011 05:25 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>An English archaeologist on a National Geographic show inspects a
>seventh-century skull and finds: "a sharp injury that was sustained by
>a sword or an ax."
>I.e., "inflicted."

"via" instead of "by a"?  Or is that another reversal? :-)


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