Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 14 22:23:20 UTC 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Baker, John <JBAKER at> wrote:
> It's probably more relevant that this shows that "mutt" was established usage by trainers of setters and pointers.  I suspect this > undercuts the suggested derivation from "mutton dog."

I agree. But, personally, I await with bated breath the history of the
inclusion of "mongrel" into the meaning of _mutt_. For more reasons
than one. ;-)

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