(urth) Questions . . .
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
> "heart of the (oak) wood," so Vodalus's messanger would be saying "I am
> the heart of the wood," which makes sense if you think of Vodalus as a
> 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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