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Old 11-28-2009, 08:44 AM
Frylock Frylock is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wallenstein View Post
I think it might be a different usage of "nor".

cf. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.


That's seems more like the construction quoted in the OP, but seems equally stilted to my ears (yet is clearly a classic line of prose).
A ha! I've been looking on google for a parallel usage but couldn't find anything. Thanks for noticing this one.