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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 26 16:20:49 UTC 2010

At 10:38 AM -0500 1/25/10, Baker, John wrote:
>         We do have several terms for poor but not absent sight,
>including half-blind, purblind, and the archaic sand-blind

--archaic and eggcornic, since it started out as "samblind", i.e.
"semi-blind".  The sand was a later accretion.


>  as well as
>the more specific near-sighted, myopic, astigmatic, and others.  I don't
>know of any similar expressions for the senses of touch, smell, or

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