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Posted By: Jon Freeman
23-Dec-99 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Kendall, my dictionary (Chamber's 20th Centure English) says that shanty, chanty, chantie and chantey are said to be from the French chantez - sing.

Jon