Handwriting Query

Here’s another handwriting query from the DNE files. The word we cannot decipher is right after the =. It may be an Inuit word meaning ‘ice hole’ but we can’t quite figure it out. We have figured out that it says:

ice hole = [indecipherable]

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OED (1853)

Word-file for 'ice'.  Reproduced by permission of the English Language Research Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

Word-file for ‘ice’. Reproduced by permission of the English Language Research Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

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2 Responses to Handwriting Query

  1. Jonathan R says:

    The word is ‘swatch’ (a DNE headword).

    • suzannepower says:

      I think the brain gets slightly too creative sometimes and sees plain English words in a completely different language. The word is indeed ‘swatch’, now very clear. Johnathan, you seem to have a knack for deciphering handwriting! In the coming months we’ll be posting more queries as we continue to verify the files in the collection. Hopefully you can stay tuned and help us out!
      Thanks again,

      Suzanne

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