[LMB] OT: Online Info

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Nov 10 01:39:45 GMT 2016

On Wed, 9 Nov 2016 18:10:38 -0500, Sylvia McIvers
<sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM, <adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> Kirsten E. asks about "the word for that small cross-shaped knife knights
>> would carry in the event of comrades w/gut wounds & etc."
>> It's misericorde.
>Oh!  I know that word!
>But I only know it as a small thin knife, not as 'cut of grace'
>is the 'miseri' starting the word related to misery?
>and corde = cord, always confused me  why a knife had that name.


Established 1200–50 from Middle English misericorde ?(“an act of
clemency”), from Middle French, from Latin misericordia ?(“pity”)

It's almost as though the Bible was written by racist, sexist, homophobic,
violent, sexually frustrated men, instead of a loving God.  Weird.  - Ricky Gervais

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