Swamp Harrier

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Subject: Swamp Harrier
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:19:54 +1100
Philip is basically correct, but in modern English usage "decimate" has come to be accepted as meaning "to destroy a great number or proportion of". The earlier meanings "to select by lot and kill every tenth man" and "to take a tenth of or from" have become pretty much secondary meanings.
John K. Layton
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