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RE: Breeder Hostas

>In a message dated 10/13/98 12:48:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>bobaxe@sbtek.net writes:
><< snip  >>
>finally....can anyone tell me why we use the phrase "throwing".....as used
>later hosta nuts...ken
>ps:  does anyone else think we are all suffering from 'seasonal affective


In my dictionary (Random House College Dictionary) as the 17th 
definition of "throw" it has this:

(of domestic animals) to bring forth (young).

I raise Bulldogs and we commonly talk of the potential of the 
female dog (I won't use the correct word on this forum) "throwing" 
good pups. I guess that this has carried over to hostas as well.


Norm Lesch
>Manchester, MD
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