Monthly Archives: February 2021

Etymology of “ark”

This is an arcane matter (I use the adjective advisedly), but I am wondering about the etymology in English of the¬†word “ark,” as in Noah’s. It is an odd word, used only of this particular ship and not of any … Continue reading

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What the heck is this rock? Slag

It’s been icy, snowy, rainy, and all kinds of wet around Sewanee lately, so unsurprisingly, the ground has disgorged a number of unusual items, one of which I came across as I was walking the dogs the other day. Google … Continue reading

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