[DWJ] Cleave

Elizabeth Bentley elizabeth at wardrobe-on-the-web.com
Sat Apr 14 14:20:59 EDT 2007


On 14/4/07 14:30, "Minnow" <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> 
> The Downs derived from a word meaning "hill", so I suppose that one is
> entirely reasonable.  In its own sweet English way it is, anyhow.
> 
Presumably dune comes from the same origin. Aren't there hills in
Buckinghamshire that are called Bottoms? Not to mention the fells in the
Lake District? Isn't English wonderful?

EB
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