[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day
Rbnew5 at netscape.net
Sat Apr 6 14:49:11 PST 2002
lady_cait at lycos.com wrote:
>Does anyone still have a copy of my word of the day for April 3? I seem to have accidentally erased it. Usually, I write it in Word, then copy/paste it to my email. For the third, I cut/pasted instead. Oops. If you have it, please email me a copy. Thanks!
At your service, m'lady.
/Lady Elizabeth Hawkwood
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.
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