Guy. n. Male of the human species. Opposite of Gal.
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> From: Jim Lux [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 2:04 PM
> To: Matt Beer; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [BULK] - Re: [TowerTalk] root of guy wire?
> At 02:43 PM 11/5/2003 -0500, Matt Beer wrote:
> >This may sound strange but, what is the root of the term guy wire or just
> >singly "guy" as a support. Where did it originate from?
> A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something.
> tr.v. guyed, guy·ing, guys
> To steady, guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable.
> [Partly from Middle English gie, guide, guy (from Old French guie, from
> guier, to guide. See weid- in Indo-European Roots), and partly from Low
> German; akin to Dutch gei, brail.]
> Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
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> \Guy\, n. [Sp. guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to
> keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word
> as E. guide. See Guide, and cf. Gye.] A rope, chain, or rod attached to
> anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is
> being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom,
> spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension
> bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or
> rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending
> obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.
> Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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