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Frederic, ruler of the Greek Empire asked:
> > > > > > > What is nobility?
"Arthur, king of the Britons" replied:
> > > > > > "Nobility has four aspects: first, a knight must win glory;
> > > > > > second, he must be truthful; third, he must be stalwart; [...]"
el senor Alfredo el Bufon dijo:
> > > > > * What does 'stalwart' mean?
Lord Michael the Eclectic (batman?) responed:
> > > > stal-wart (adj.) 1. Strong:robust. 2. Steadfast:resolute.
> > > >
> > > > According to the Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary
> > > > (Copyright 1984) that hides in my desk.
Elen Prydydd chided:
> > > Trust you to quote the dictionary! For those of you who don't know,
> > > this is the man who has a two-volume edition of the OED in his personal
> > > library at home. He thinks this is standard domestic equipment.
> > > You HAVE been warned.
Alys of Foxdale stammered:
> > But but but -- you mean, not everyone does? We're not just keeping up
> > with the Joneses, we're *ahead* of them??
Ld Henry Best commented:
> As a subculture, we have unusual demographics on certain things.
> That spiffo 2 volume OED is an example. There's one here at this
> desk at Gyrth and Melisande's place. I didn't bring mine up because
> I knew there was already one here.
I, too, have a copy of the two-volume, photosquoze OED, in a boxed
set with a magnifying glass. The only resoun I asked that bulleted
question about "stalwart" was to avoid following "Arthur"'s words
directly with my name, thereby seeming to claim "his" words. I
should have chosen a more substantial (less stylistic) question.
So far, I count four OED's in Atlantia.
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
-- Steven Wright
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