"romantic side"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Sep 23 16:29:13 UTC 2011

This is a term not in the OED, which must be rapidly approaching the
revision of the Rs.
>From an article in the NYTimes of several weeks ago, on an old hand-carved
merry-go-round being opened in Brooklyn, in a building designed for it by a
noted architect.

Each is different: one, perhaps an American Indian pony, has two feathers on
its decorative, or what carousel aficionados call its “*romantic” side* *...
*NY Times, September 2, 2011, section C, p. 19 (but copied from the NYTimes


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ.
Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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