[Ads-l] Chthonic -- new to me

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Feb 1 13:26:12 EST 2017


"... chthonic superstitions and patriotic traditions both seemed violated when the digging [for Boston's first subway] unearthed the remains of 900 people buried during the Revolutionary War period."

Boston Globe, Television Review,  Peter Keough, "‘The Race Underground’ gives eye-opening look at Boston’s first Big Dig", Jan. 25, 2017.

‘The Race Underground’ gives eye-opening look at Boston’s first Big Dig - The Boston Globe

  
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Sense b., postdates --1963.


Joel

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