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errand

Postby Bailey » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:08 pm

er·rand (rnd)
n.
1.
a. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.
b. The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter.
2. Archaic
a. A mission; an embassy.
b. An oral message that has been entrusted to one.



[Middle English erand, from Old English rend.]

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Postby Slava » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:46 pm

We have done errant, but not this one. To the naked eye, they appear related, but that does not seem to be the case. Does anyone out there agree that we should assign this one as an errand for the Good Doctor?
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