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Posted: 19 February 2007 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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there is a ski technique called vedeling(sic).  What is the correct spelling and origin?

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Posted: 19 February 2007 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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AHD says it’s “wedeling”, from the verb “wedel”, a back-formation of “wedeln":"A snow skiing style in which the skier executes a series of short quick parallel turns by moving the backs of the skis from side to side at a constant speed.” Etymology: “German, from wedeln, to wag the tail, fan, from Middle High German wadelen, wedelen, from wadel, wedel, fan, tuft of hair, from Old High German wadal, wedil. “

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