I don't generally do other's dictionary look up
tasks for them. You might try the OED.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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From: George Carless [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 6:21 PM
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Subject: Re: Prufrock's "smoke"
At 06:12 PM 4/4/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>If you were willing to consider linguistic devices
>you would understand.
You're welcome to consider this an opportunity for demonstrating your
philology, then, since your point (a pun, presumably?) flew right over my
head. Elucidate at will.