Widow followup

Subject: Widow followup
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 09:05:28 -0500

In my previous post on widows and orphans, I'd suggested
that "widow... the lonely line divorced from the rest of
the paragraph" was a mixed metaphor. Bill Sullivan
graciously corrected me, and gave me permission to add to
the thread: AHD3 proposes that "grass widow" is an
idiomatic way of saying divorcee, so the metaphor was not
mixed, just cryptic. The things you learn on this list!

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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