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The origin of the word thrackle[edit]

Here is an explanation for the origin of the word thrackle by Conway; this external link could be included in the article. Apart from that, I also did some OR in order to find out whether the word had been recorded somewhere before Conway introduced it into mathematics, and I found it being used hapax in the work The Zozimus papers : a series of comic and sentimental stories and legends (1882) (a collection of rhymes by the Irish poet Zozimus): "So put your goods in the thrackle..." --though thrackle, in this context, does not seem to mean "tangle" as Conway's story has it. --Omnipaedista (talk) 09:01, 27 November 2009 (UTC)