(urth) Auk's dimber tip to all flash coves

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 12:07:54 PDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Roy C. Lackey<rclackey at stic.net> wrote:
> As Dave said, "mews" and "limer" are just obscure words. I recall that the
> mews of a stable near the Inn of Lost Loves was where the ostler Trudo kept
> his belongings and may have slept: "Trudo's gone, cook says. She was out
> fetchin' water water 'cause the girl was gone, and seen him runnin' off, and
> his things is gone from the mews too." (SHADOW, chap. XXVI)
> Also, Wolfe had a limer as a character in "Our Neighbour by David
> Copperfield" (ENDANGERED SPECIES) who talked about how lime was used to
> catch birds: "But I liked him and I used to set by him, and it was him that
> taught me how to lime the birds."
> -Roy

By token of their obscurity, aren't they appropriate for such a lexicon?

(But looking mews and limes up in my newly arrived _Lexicon Urthus_
2nd edition, I see no entries. How disappointing!)


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