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
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: George Carless [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 6:21 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
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.