[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, Feb. 22
jane.sitton at radioshack.com
Wed Feb 27 08:24:46 PST 2002
Hmmm... makes one wonder about Sean's harem of sheep.
Mayhap we ought to paint a banner of St. Margaret of Cortone!!
From: Sonja Crocker [mailto:lady_cait at lycos.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 3:15 PM
To: loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org
Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, Feb. 22
A wanton wench that is ready to ride upon men's backs, or else passively to
be their rompstall. The word mutton, when applied to a woman, whether alone
or part of a compound epithet, seems always to have been opprobrious, [as
in] Shakespeare's Tow Gentlemen of Verona: "Ay, sir, I , a lost mutton gave
your letter to her, a laced mutton, and she, a laced mutton, gave me, a lost
mutton, nothing for my labour." [From] rig, rigging, ready to bestride any
inactive stallion, and give him a quickening spur.
--Federick Elworthy's Devonshire Glossary, 1879
Feast Day of St. Margaret of Cortone, a patroness of "fallen women."
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