[Ads-l] fewmet

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 24 04:28:34 UTC 2016


Fewmet is not on the Oxford Dictionary site. Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fewmet <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fewmet>) and Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewmets) both have it, the latter saying that fewmets are the droppings of dragons or other magical creatures. My recollection is that I learned it from T. H. White’s “The Once and Future King,” which is quoted in the Wikipedia article.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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