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  1. GuanoLad:

    I have to say this is the most interesting answer I’ve read here in some time. It covered a lot of ground, especially with the asides, which really appeals to me.

  2. Engrocing man scent and dubious qualifications | What's in Bill's Head? | wlw3:

    […] and sells in the gross, i.e. in large quantities” (OED). As for the adjective gross (disgusting), The Word Detective explains how gross expanded its meaning from “bulky” to “coarse” to […]

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