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Founder

Founder

BEING A MARVELOUS AND VERSATILE WORD, ABLE TO DRIVE MEN INTO CLIFFS WHETHER BY SEA OR SAND WEDGE

v. — to burst or smash; to force your way through
— to cause to be engulfed
— to undermine
— of a horse and rider: to stumble, to fall helplessly, to collapse, to fall lame
— of a vessel: to fill with water and sink, to come to grief, to wreck
— of golf: to duff, to hit along or directly into the ground

fm. French, fondrer, to submerge, collapse, or fall to ruin, by way of Latin, fundus, meaning bottom

first published. c1330

inspiration. myself, who used the word in conversation—obliquely but correctly—and was looked upon as a blithering idiot

 

Founder

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