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Re: Elf-arrows and Shakespeare
Poster: "H L. Falls" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In a message dated 1/27/99 8:43:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> XavierDeLyon@mindspring.com writes:
> > The flint arrow heads were also called "celts" pronounced with the "c" being
> > an "s" sound instead of a "k". I'm not sure however whether if this is a
> > period or modern term.
> Hmmm.... I'm pretty certain, if I remember right from my archaeology classes,
> that the term "celt" was applied to a certain type of stone axe head rather
> than an arrow or spear point.
> Eogan Og
I *love* having access to the OED online! :) (Snipped from a much
> An implement with chisel-shaped edge, of bronze or stone (but sometimes
> of iron), found among the remains of prehistoric man. It appears to have
> served for a variety of purposes, as a hoe, chisel, or axe, and perhaps
> as a weapon of war. Some specimens in bronze are flat, others flanged,
> others winged, others have sockets to receive a handle, and one, or two,
> ear-like ansę or loops.
That sound like what you're remembering?
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