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Culture & Enlightenment: Origin of term Rime
Robert Stone sends a note on Rime Ice, noting that it is from the Middle English rim, with the ME derivation from Old English hrm and Old Norse hrm. It's first know use was before the 12th century.
We're grateful to Mr. Stone for bringing up this little known fact; grateful to Celia Stuart for the importation of the information from North Carolina, and grateful to Billy Joe Fudge for showing the beauty of Rime Ice in his essay with photo, Kentucky Color: Ice Trees
A sidenote on history: I haven't conferred with the venerable "Jim," but quite possibly the issue once raised by Dr. W.K. Neat, Doctor of Varmintology, and his Watson, Pete Walker, as to which is the better read man, "The Man Who Reads the Adair County News and the Grit or the Man Who Reads the New York Times and Scientific American?" now needs a few more dogs in the fight even though that question was never fully resolved when first posed by those Great Thinkers. Maybe the Big Three of Today's Media World: CM, Salon, and Wired," should be added to the mix, a suggestion which begs for, nay demands the wisdom of "Jim," should he deign to dispense wisdom from his mountain -EW
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