WEDNESDAY’S WORD: WINDFALL

WOOD PILE BARLEY DARTS JAN 2018

 

WINDFALL: Sudden good fortune.

The word windfall has an ancient past.  In medieval times, it was illegal for common folks to cut wood from forests.  It mattered not that one’s family was freezing to death.  At the time, all forests belonged to royalty.  However, if branches or trees were blown down by the wind, then the firewood could be collected and burned.  Hence, a windfall![1]

 

 

[1] (Garrison)

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