Heard on Animal Planet: "Polar bears are amazingly _stealthful_."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 14 15:24:31 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> Obscure?

Good question! I've always interpreted_Obs._ as "obsolete," but not
for any particular reason. "Obsolete and rare"? "Obscure and rare"?


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