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Thread #78750   Message #1419950
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
24-Feb-05 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Steed: Swift, loyal,

(but you mount your beauteous lady on a gentle palfrey)

Hawk: Swift, loyal, sharp-eyed, deadly, fierce

Hounds: Swift, loyal, fierce?,

Ass, donkey: patient, perhaps weary

Priest, monk: wise, holy, maybe dedicated, aged, hoary-headed, learned,

Grave: lonely, lonesome, shallow, watery,

Sea, ocean: Wild, windswept, salty, lonesome, lowland, cruel, icy, wine-dark, deep-blue, crystal, foamy,

Ship, boat: Trusty, brave, heavy-laden, great, tiny, storm-racked, swift,

That's what I think of right now.

Dave Oesterreich