[Ads-l] Not in the OED -- perhaps with good reason

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 10 17:45:38 UTC 2022

> a third bird will join in raising the young of the season

This may help explain a Gaulish mythological figure, Tarvostrigaranus (Bull
with Three Cranes).

> throuple

I've encountered that before, in writing about polyamory, though "triad"
and "trio" are much more common. I get the impression "throuple" is
self-consciously silly.

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