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  •  Etymological trivia- The Parthians were known for (7+ / 0-)

    twisting around on their horses and firing arrows when in retreat. It became known as 'The Parthian Shot' which has been corrupted to our over-the-shoulder 'parting shot'.
    Just for fun.

    Great diary, thanks. Looking forward to the others. I'm partial to Turkmenestan for the equestrian history and emphasis. Glad they are finally relieved of the moran.

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

    by FarWestGirl on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 12:45:42 AM PST

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