Leathery-Winged Avians (was Re: Derk makes me uneasy)

Anna Z Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Fri Jun 27 18:17:35 EDT 2003


> > 'Anserine' is the word. ("fois gras is the diseased anserine liver
> > stuffed with truffles"). The OED's second meaning is this,
> > interestingly:
>
> But when these geese were ministering to Kit, they seemed quite
Anscherine!
>
> (I'm assuming they were the same geese, who'd fled the coop (or whatever
you
> keep geese in) and fallen in with Anscher.

I remember noticing the Anscher/anser thing (because somehow I knew the
Latin for 'goose'), and wondering whether it was Significant or
Coincidental.


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