[Ads-l] back-formation: to eagle-hunt

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 1 16:01:29 EST 2017


>From the film, _The Eagle Huntress_ (highly recommended except for the
theme song!):

"Girls can't eagle hunt."

Not "to hunt for eagles" but "to hunt wild game through the use of a
trained eagle."

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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