[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, April 3

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Apr 3 17:14:14 PST 2002


A quick motion, between running and walking when one, on account of fear or weakness, is not able to run at full speed.  The term seems to have had its origin from the flight of those who, living in a country subject to many inroads and depredations, were often obliged to escape from their enemies; while in consequence of hot pursuit, their lives were in jeopardy every moment.
-- John Jamieson’s Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

Feast Day of Richard of Chichester
This thirteenth-century farmer-turned-Oxford scholar, born Richard de Wyse, became Bishop of Chichester and, after canonization, a patron of coachmen.  This probably derived from his boyhood experiences trotting a horse-drawn cart.

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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