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    Ready 'reat?
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    Journeyman Greytalker

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    Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:09 pm  
    Ready 'reat?

    Hey folks,

    Please forgive my ignorance... but could someone please tell me what the "'reat" in "Ready 'reat" (one of the months on the Greyhawk calendar) stands for? Thanks in advance for your insights!

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    Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:28 am  

    This is only a guess.....but I think its short for "ready retreat".....as in the withdrawal of autumn (retreat of the sun) and the onset of winter.

    Anyone else have an insight?


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    Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:08 pm  

    Thanks for your reply! I thought it would be something along the lines of what you suggested... any other ideas out there?
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    Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:57 pm  

    I always used to read that as "Ready Wheat" since it takes place after the harvest.
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    Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:06 pm  

    I always associated it with the harvest, too, rhineglade. I didn't find "reat" or "'reat" in Merriam Webster Online....
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