"maroonage" not in OED?!

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 21 21:45:41 UTC 2008

At 11/21/2008 03:34 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 2:21 PM -0500 11/21/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>What are "runaway slaves establishing communities"? What is an
>>"establishing community" to begin with?
>I suspect the intended parsing is that with
>[runaway slaves] as the subject and [establishing
>communities] as the predicate, so there's no
>implication of any "establishing community".
>Perhaps clearer would have been "the act of
>runaway slaves establishing communities".

Yes.  I am not a lexicographer, and expressed the process unclearly.


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