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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 23:06:27 -0500
From: "Fernando Q. Gouvea" 
Subject: (urth) malicapata

Hmmm... a "capon" is a castrated male chicken, from a Latin root that means
"to cut", I think. So "badly cut"?



Fernando Q. Gouvea                      
Department of Mathematics          Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online
Colby College                      Mathematical Association of America
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