NABOKV-L post 0013586, Fri, 13 Oct 2006 13:49:03 -0700

Query:" Rabbit foot of a poplar"
Kinbote note to line 403-4

As Gradus trudges up the mountain villa of Joseph Lavender, he spots the poplar mentioned below.

"While he was trudging up the walled walk with his eye on the rabbit foot of a poplar which now hid the red roof at the top of the climb, now disclosed it, the sun found a weak spot among the rain clouds and next moment a ragged blue hole in them grew a radiant rim."

My question is "Why the "rabbit foot" of a poplar. What is it.

Also I notice that Boyd's LOA annotations don't comment on the name "Lavender," a term often associated with gays.

Don Johnson

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