The term was HIRCI, which means armpit hair. Cheers, Peter. Dr. Peter C. Montgomery Dept. of English Camosun College 3100 Foul Bay Rd. Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2 [log in to unmask] www.camosun.bc.ca/~peterm -----Original Message----- From: Carrol Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 9:15 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Prufrock's "smoke" I never figured out _what_ term was in question in the first post of this series, so I could hardly look up a term in the OED or elsewhere if I didn't know what term to look up. ???? Carrol Peter Montgomery wrote: > > From: George Carless > > At 06:27 PM 4/4/2003 -0800, you wrote: > >I don't generally do other's dictionary look up > >tasks for them. You might try the OED. > > Must you keep 'goating' me? > ========================================= > Depends on how hairy your arm pits are. > obiously Prufrock's must have been inadequate. > > Ceers, > Peter.