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- Both sound unlikely. Move to RFV? --Connel MacKenzie 16:48, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
- The first sense has been used by Ellery Queen and Dashiel Hammett; it is in the Oxford Thesaurus. The second sense checks out too, but might a bit harder to find citations of use. Robert Ullmann 09:18, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
- User:Ruakh has done some research for this, looks better now --Volants 13:57, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
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- Never heard of it. Sounds like someone's idea of a joke. I look forward to the sooner of the arrival of the verification or September 29. DCDuring TALK 22:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
This definition cites two different sources which both point their information back to the (presumably) same 1965 article describing Hammett's intentional use of "gunsel" to fool an editor into thinking it meant "gunman". But what is that original article? It'd be nice if we could cite that source. Once added, I'd suggesting keeping the two already existing sources as they show that the original source has been held to be credible over time. 18.104.22.168 10:18, 6 April 2011 (UTC)