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Star-blind

Star-blind

BEING POETICAL AND MEDICINAL, A COMBINATION THAT OCCURS MORE OFTEN THAN YOU THINK, THROWING IT BACK TO MARCH MADNI OF OLD

adj. — totally or partially blind, esp. in reference to cataracts

fm. Dutch, [Frisian], Icelandic, and Germanic forms for starr, meaning rigid (the same root that gives us stark, start, starve, and to stare) + the German blind. Only later was the punning notion of being blind to stars applied.

first published. ancient, pre-dating written history

inspiration. a straight-up, cool-sounding word, like other March s-words The AOE knows

 

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