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#196135 - 01/13/11 12:07 PM Re: gest [Re: wwh]
Wouldn't you think that this word gest is etymologically linked to gist ( the gist of the gest!). But no, my Webster's tells me that gist comes from L. jacere, to build, to found....
Hunches don't always work.
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