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#105280 - 06/10/03 04:45 AM digladiations
Another word from "Crotchet Castle":
In this manner they glided over the face of the waters discussing every thing and settling nothing. Mr Mac Quedy and the Reverend Doctor Folliott had many digladiations on political economy: wherein, each in his own view, Doctor Folliott demolished Mr Mac Quedy's science, and Mr Mac Quedy demolished Doctor Folliott's objections. We would print these dialogues if we thought any one would read them: but the world is not yet ripe for this haute sagesse Pantagrueline. We must, therefore, content our selves with an échantillon of one of the Reverend Doctor's perorations.
#105281 - 06/10/03 06:00 AM Re: digladiations
Made me think of digging up bulbs in the fall so they wouldn't freeze
#105282 - 06/10/03 08:53 AM Re: digladiations
"Digladiation" sounds as though it was derived from "gladius" meaning sword, hence a sword fight, a duel.
#105283 - 06/10/03 08:57 AM Re: digladiations
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
And that's precisely what it means.
#105284 - 06/10/03 09:34 AM Re: digladiations
And consuelo made the connection to gladiolus, so called because of its sword-shaped leaves.
#105285 - 06/10/03 10:11 AM Re: digladiations
why digladiation, rather than simply "gladiation"?_________________________
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#105286 - 06/10/03 10:13 AM Re: digladiations
It takes two to tangle.
#105287 - 06/10/03 11:40 AM Re: digladiations
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
So a three-way fight would be a trigladiation, and on to the tetragladiation!
Just like we were discussing a few weeks back the trilemma and tetralemma!
#105288 - 06/10/03 12:34 PM Re: digladiations
how about duodecagladiation?
so gladiation would be an un-specified number of tanglers?_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#105289 - 06/10/03 12:55 PM Re: digladiations
Loc: this too shall pass
di[s]gladiate - [following the usual L. style of dropping the s from dis- before certain consonants] To fight like gladiators; to contend fiercely; to dispute violently.
so dis- here could be acting as an intensifier.
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