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Re: Elf-arrows and Shakespeare

Poster: "H L. Falls" <hlf@holmes.acc.virginia.edu>

Quoth EoganOg@aol.com:
> 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.
> Aye,
> Eogan Og

   I *love* having access to the OED online!  :)  (Snipped from a much
longer entry...)

> 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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