Precocious Pete stares across the English Channel and thinks, "Replace the last letter of the word by which this channel is known on the opposite shore with two other letters and it is a flightless bird or even Richard Kimble's target." What 7 letter word is he thinking of?
#100244. Asked by edmund80. (Oct 15 08 4:16 PM)
English Channel en français = La manche.
Manche - e + ot = manchot
Manchot is French for penguin or one-armed person (as in the one-armed man relentlessly sought by The Fugitive, Dr. Richard Kimble.)
Oui! Pete, probably standing on the white cliffs of Dover is staring across La Manche to the French coast, probably at Cap Gris Nez. And as you said, manchot is French for penguin or the adjective for a one-armed person. Bien joué!
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