[Ads-l] to ------ drive (fill in blank)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 9 22:36:03 UTC 2015


It could also mean "to propagate one or more radiator brushes."

JL

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 5:37 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > To "radiator-brush propagate" would be ambiguous.
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> Well, of course. The original is ambiguous, because "with" - "in the
> company of" and "by means of" - is ambiguous.
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