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    Weevilled old notions

    Dear teachers

    I've tried to look for the meaning of "weevilled" in the following sentence, but I can only get the meaning of "a beetle". Could you please help?


    Young Country meas abolishing the Old Country: the House of Lords, foxhunting, weevilled old notions such as parliamentary sovereignty and the union of 1707.

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    Re: Weevilled old notions

    'To be weeviled' is to be attacked by the insects which are known to destroy grains, nuts, fruits, etc. which have been kept for some time.
    The word applied to 'old notions' probably means notions/concepts which are outdated, obsolete or no longer relevant.

    'Weeviled' is spelt with one 'l'.

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    Last edited by tedmc; 19-Apr-2015 at 12:24.

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    Re: Weevilled old notions

    'Weevilled' can be spelt with one l or two. Click.

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