Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who Knew?

roebuck (noun):  a male roe deer -- which I also had to look up (sheesh) and found out that a roe deer is a small, agile, Old World deer (I think Old World as in old Europe?)

But then that spurred me to look up sear (noun): a pivoted piece that holds the hammer at full or half cock in the firing mechanism of small arms.  OR (verb) to burn or char the surface of.

Why did I look these up?
Because of Sears and Roebuck.  Of course now it's just Sears and it probably doesn't have ANYTHING to do with the above definitions but now I will always think of guns and deer when I go to buy clothes.  Or appliances.