Re: Bootless (was: Who's crazy?)
|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2001, 1:05|
In a message dated 11/18/01 3:59:29 PM, cowan@MERCURY.CCIL.ORG writes:
<< "Bootless" = pointless, fruitless. So a "bootless inquisition" is a
session that doesn't get any answers. It's used in a more famous line from
_Julius Caesar_: "And doth not Brutus bootless [= to no purpose] kneel
[as well as the other conspirators, who are pretending to petition Caesar]?"
"Sleeveless" means the same thing, usually in "sleeveless errand", one that
fails of its purpose. >>
Ah, much thanks! I'll change my translation accordingly. :)
"s&m raSalo SirejsatIm, spAjs Zi v&TIl dZaGagzaZA."
"If it keeps on rainin', the levee's going to break."