Q: "lanechtskipt"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Nov 10 16:57:08 UTC 2013

Does anyone have a guess at what "lanechtskipt" means, and in what language?

It appears in Boston city records in 1735, and seemingly no place
else, listed as an animal that was exhibited earlier along with a
"lyon" and a "black and whight hare".

Google Web and Books yield several hits, all deriving from the same
source. (See, for example, Justin Winsor, _Memorial History of
Boston_, 2:480 n. 3.)

Google Translate "detects" Haitian Creole, but does not attempt a translation.


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