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From: "diane lord" <>
Subject: Re: Hutch (was bunting hutch)
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:10:54 +0200
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Hi List ...

Reading the topic on bunting has led me to think:

bunting - to sift something through a cosley woven cloth
hutch - Cage, box, casket, couch

So if we add the two we get a box, cage or casket draped with cloth in order
to sift something. And I suppose in this case it was to sift the bits and
pieces out of whatever was being brewed.

So the bunting room was the room, in which the bunting was done?!?

Just a thought ...

greetings from germany
Diane Lord

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Greenall" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 11:34 PM
Subject: Hutch (was bunting hutch)

> From the English Etymology book:
> Hutch, a box (French - Low Latin). Middle English {itals} huche, hucche -
> French [itals] huche, a hutch, bin - Low Latin [itals] hutica, a hutch,
> of unknown origin, prob. Teutonic; cf. Old High German [itals] huatan
> (German [itals] hüten), to take care of.
> So not only for rabbits then! Or for Starsky either.
> Lawrence

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