Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 3 16:04:31 UTC 2012

The message was not even close to being finished--please ignore, for the
time being.


On 1/3/2012 11:03 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> I came across the following comment in a news story
>> “We were continuing to be mired, and I think it’s important to move
>> legislation forward,” he said in an interview.
> The naked "mired" bothered me somewhat, so I was happy to discover
> that this seems to be perfectly ordinary formation (quite old, in
> fact). But then I started to compare quotes for mire v.1 and mired
> adj. Here's a partial list without dates, sources--or article ID.
>> Many of its competitors remained mired in bankruptcy.
>> Even though we are mired down in theoretical analyses, the reason why
>> the Third World is so desperate for some kind of new world order
>> begins to come through.

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