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Sep 21, 2018This week’s theme
Words that have many unrelated meanings
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The Lords Appellant throw down their gages/gauntlets in front of Richard II
Illustration: James William Edmund Doyle in A Chronicle of England, BC 55 - AD 1485, Part 1485
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
“Here is a letter from Queen Hecuba,
A token from her daughter, my fair love,
Both taxing me and gaging me to keep
An oath that I have sworn.”
William Shakespeare; Troilus and Cressida; 1609.
“Edward lost his temper and flung down his gage, demanding that the issue should be tried by combat.”
Georgette Heyer; My Lord John; E.P. Dutton; 1975.
“Data is being collected on the bobcats to gage the population and their roaming territory.”
Steve Scauzillo; Cities, EPA Moving to Curb Use of Rat Poison Linked to Bobcat Deaths; San Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina, California); Jul 15, 2013.
See more usage examples of gage in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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