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Re: Throw away your resistographs

Subject: Re: Throw away your resistographs
From: Rodger Taylor
Date: Dec 15 2008 15:56:19

In a message dated 14/12/2008 11:17:38 GMT Standard Time,
anthony.j.mills@xxxxxx.com writes:

I am sorry but I found this infuriating, stupid, and contributing no useful additional meaning to the word as correctly used. So frass is insect faeces and wood dust is wood dust or wood drillings. Why
not say what it is?
fuddy duddy  Anthony Mills

Bill then said :-

'Frass' in my copy of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (ninth edition, 1995,
perhaps it's time I had a new one), which is kept very close to hand, (by my
right knee in fact, to check the numerous words that I don't know) is defined
firstly as fine powder left by insects boring, and secondly as insect
excrement.


http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/frass?view=uk




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