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To: ExGeeEye

Curious that “wold” passes muster with the spell checker.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 12:13:12 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: ExGeeEye
"Wold" is actually a word, it seems.

wold 1. an elevated tract of open country. 2. Often, wolds. an open, hilly district, especially in England, as in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.

Probably not one in a million people in this country have ever heard it used or used it in a sentence.

45 posted on 01/01/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Why shouldn’t it? It’s an English word.


68 posted on 01/01/2013 1:19:44 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: ExGeeEye

Not curious. “Wold” is itself a perfectly good, though old, word meaning high-ground forest. Probably came from the Saxon “Wald”, for forest.


71 posted on 01/01/2013 1:29:27 PM PST by expat2
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To: ExGeeEye

Wold may refer to :

Geography

Wold is an Old English term for a forest or an area of woodland on high ground, it is cognate with the Dutch word woud and with the German word Wald, both meaning forest. It became Weald in West Saxon and Kentish.
The Wolds, a term used in England to describe a range of hills consisting of open country overlying limestone or chalk (see Wood, Wald)
The former name of the village of Old, Northamptonshire, England


271 posted on 01/02/2013 10:57:32 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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