[LMB] there has to be a word for it

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 17:19:42 GMT 2015


On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Lois McMaster Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com
> 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.
> --
>

I would think the term(s) would remain local, like flower names*, since you
can't export a kill-zone or chute.

Falconry gloves and Western/Eastern saddles and 27 types of swords, you
want to make sure the buyer and seller know what they're talking about
across fief or state borders.

Sylvia


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