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From: "Alice Turner" <al@interport.net>
Subject: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v004.n015
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 21:42:12 

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

> mantis, did you say that Severian is referred to as a "cutthroat"?  Do
> you have a reference?  I mention it because something else my reference
> source tells me is that one name given to the Sioux (by the Chippewa)
> means "roasters" "from their custom of torturing foes."  Two other names
> given them by the Comanche and Yakima tribes respectively both mean
> "beheaders."  

Ron, check Urth (5) p 314-315 (hardcover, 1987, well after TS---impossible
not to believe it's a deliberate, if glancing, reference: the word is not
all that common).


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