(urth) Questions . . .

Tim Walters walters at doubtfulpalace.com
Wed Nov 28 09:11:30 PST 2007

stoneox17 at aol.com wrote:
> I have always assumed that "quercine penetralia" could be interpreted 
> as
> "heart of the (oak) wood," so Vodalus's messanger would be saying "I am 
> from
> the heart of the wood," which makes sense if you think of Vodalus as a 
> Robin
> Hood type outlaw (which on one level he is).
> Of course, if it's like "pelagic argosy," it has another and possibly 
> several other
> meanings as well.  Any suggestions?

"Heart of oak" is a phrase strongly associated with (and occasionally 
metonymically representing) the British navy.


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