[Ads-l] battlelust

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Mar 19 14:22:40 UTC 2016

I think the online OED -- at least the online full OED3 -- ignores spaces and hyphens, so it will treat all three as identical.  (And my check there says it, or they, does, or do, not appear.)


      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
 Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:01 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] battlelust
On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 1:34 AM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>

> Battlelust is not on the Oxford Dictionary site or in Wiktionary. Google =
> Books has a lusty samples of uses. Not surprisingly, it appears to be =
> used primarily in fantasy.

Have you looked under _battle lust_/battle-lust_?

The Iliad of Homer: Books 1-12 - Page 272
There left they the dead, having utterly quelled their _battle-lust_.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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