Word Origins

In response to an overwhelming lack of demand for another posting on the origins of words and phrases, I proudly bring you the following.

In days of yore, before many things had been thought through as well as they might

Days of Yore

and when hand-held weapons firing projectiles were much less common, it was noticed that the guns of certain mounted soldiers resembled fire-breathing dragons when unleashed on the enemy.

Possibly not days of yore, but still like a fire-breathing dragon


The word we are looking at found its way from French into English, and those soldiers became known to us as…



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