[LMB] there has to be a word for it

Batwrangler batwrangler at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 00:49:11 GMT 2015


Catch pen or pound?

On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On 12/18/2015 7:07 PM, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> >
> >> In medieval (and other) hunting, it was the custom for beaters to drive
> >> game into a sort of chute, at the end of which hunters would be set up
> and
> >> waiting.  What did they call the killing end of the chute?  Neither
> >> cul-de-sac nor box canyon, methinks, tho' at least the former is
> French...
> >>
> >> having very high-grade aphasia tonight, L.
> >>
> > Well, I have it in Mongolian, Persian and Arabic ... does language
> matter?
> > *sigh*
> >
> > Battue or 'hunting circle' is the Mongolian, nirkah in Persian, al-halqa
> > in Arabic.
> > <http://lists.herald.co.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lois-bujold>
> >
>
> I've seen cul-de-sac in one source, and catch-hatch in another, but nothing
> that convinces me that either term is/was standard.
>
> Karen Hunt
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