NABOKV-L post 0014440, Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:47:59 -0800

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Re: Query: "interesting association" in PF
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Dear Matt, Thank you for your thoughts below. I had made the same
connection as
you suggest but have cone to doubt it. I suspect VN had something different in
mind.

Best, Don
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Quoting NABOKV-L <NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU>:

>> From Don Johnson
>>
>> I may have missed this but has anyone figured out the last entry
> under "Waxwings" in the PF Index: "interesting association belatedly
> realized" There is no page #.
>> Ideas??
>
> Matt Roth: I'll give it a shot. There are two kinds of waxwings
> in North America (besides the fictional Bombycilla shadei): the
> Bohemian Waxwing and the Cedar Waxwing. Could it be that it
> was only after Kinbote was in Cedarn that he realized this,
> thus noting the Cedar/Cedarn link? Moreover, the latin for the
> Bohemian is Bombycilla garrulus, and Kinbote is nothing if
> not garrulous. So perhaps Kinbote lately realized his own
> association with the common names for this most important
> bird? I don't know, seems like a stretch now that I've
> typed it all out.
>
> MR
>
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