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Thread #43422 Message #635172
Posted By: Steve Parkes
25-Jan-02 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Another great word: pusillanimous
Subject: RE: BS: Another great word: pusillanimous
Yes, I always thought that it was a bit much to throw folks out of windows; but it turns out they were on the ground floor (or first floor as they say in the US). I expect it was a very effective way to make a point, all the same--who knew what floor they might be on next time they were defenestrated?
BTW, there's also "disfenestrated": having your windows taken from you. It happens when you don't pay the double glazing bill.