One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Still, at least losing him won't endanger the very defence of our nation, in danger as it is of being overrun by foreign hoards, be they limb amputators, celibate pixies or harpoon-wielding Eskimos.’
- ‘The allegation arose because he wrote in a newspaper column that they were ‘limb amputators and women oppressors’.’
- ‘The sight of paratroopers and Gurkhas on the streets of Freetown sent a signal to the local population that they should not lose hope, that they would be offered protection from Sankoh's amputators.’
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