Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

today's wwftd is... footpad

Expand Messages
  • wwftd master
    the worthless word for the day is: footpad [fr. foot + obs. pad, highwayman] historical : a highwayman who robs on foot Roads in the neighbourhood of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2007
      the worthless word for the day is: footpad

      [fr. foot + obs. pad, highwayman]
      historical : a highwayman who robs on foot

      "Roads in the neighbourhood of the metropolis were
      infested by footpads or highwaymen."
      - Ch. Dickens, Barnaby Rudge (1841)

      ""There can be murders without hate," said Cadfael
      grimly. "Footpads and forest robbers take their
      victims as they come, without any feeling of liking
      or disliking.""
      - Ellis Peters, One Corpse Too Many (1979)

      (thanx to Ray Haupt)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.