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bucolic buffoonery #80879
09/16/02 03:56 PM
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From Brewer. Many years since I saw one.
Sack Race (A). A village sport in which each runner is tied up to the neck in a sack. In some cases the
candidates have to make short leaps, in other cases they are at liberty to run as well as the limits of the
sack will allow them.


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Ditto.(incidentally, what is derivation of "ditto"?)
Sackbut A corruption of sambuca. (Spanish, sacabuche; Portuguese, saquebuxo; French, saquebute;
Latin, sacra buccina, sacred trumpet.)
I think I remember this instrument being mentioned in Shakespeare.
Today it suggests steatopygy.



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what is derivation of "ditto"?

According to the AHD, you could ask Emanuela.
http://www.bartleby.com/61/96/D0299600.html



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