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    Default Help me with 'cowfoot, breakirond'

    Hi everybody
    I'm taking Linguistics course this semester. We've been asked to find the meaning of some words. I did my own search and found nothing. Could you please tell me the meaning of 'cowfoot' and 'breakiron'?

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    Default Re: Help me with 'cowfoot, breakirond'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dementor
    Hi everybody
    I'm taking Linguistics course this semester. We've been asked to find the meaning of some words. I did my own search and found nothing. Could you please tell me the meaning of 'cowfoot' and 'breakiron'?
    Since it's a school assignment, I can't give you the answer directly--you'll have to figure it out on your own--but I can help you find the answer. :D

    First, Click Here to learn about Lexemes.

    Second, read the following clues:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Poole
    An Introduction to Linguistics
    A certain object is generally denoted by a word that literally means 'cowfoot' or 'cowleg', alluding to its form, or by a word that literally means 'breakiron', alluding to its function. What do we call this object?
    Hint: What looks like a cow's leg and is used to bend iron?

    All the best, :D

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