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Re: [tied] Re: Hedgehogs ands smiths

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  • george knysh
    From: Torsten To: cybalist@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:34 PM Subject: [tied] Re: Hedgehogs ands smiths   ...
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      From: Torsten <tgpedersen@...>
      To: cybalist@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:34 PM
      Subject: [tied] Re: Hedgehogs ands smiths

       

      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, george knysh <gknysh@...> wrote:
      >
      > 2. Otherwise, other possibilities come to mind. "Hedgehog" might
      > have military implications (though the ones I discovered are very
      > modern...). Still, by analogy: one can think of the phalanx, which
      > is indeed like a "hedgehog". And the Bastarnians may have fought
      > that way, esp. in the Mithradatic wars. All we know about them,
      > really, is that they were considered fierce warriors, and even "the
      > bravest of the brave". Pretty slim I grant. Or even slimmer: when
      > they intermittently occupied Peuce, the island became a sort of
      > impregnable fortress, a "hedgehog" if you will...

      Well, even though the English language wants to tell you otherwise, a hedgehog is not a hog:
      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cybalist/message/66376
       
      ****GK: I was thinking of hedgehog as porcupine actually. And the "military" implications of the beastlet.****

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