Roadname term "Long-goose"

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Roadname term "Long-goose"

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Hello everyone,

what is meant by one of the random street names: Long-goose?

I'm no native speaker and couldn't find a special meaning (even in slang dictionaries, etc.). Does it refer just to the animal or is there another meaning?

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I think it's a style of men's winter coat. I'm not familiar with any Lankhmar-specific meaning.
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You mean like a shorthand for a long goose down coat?
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Exactly. That's the only reference for "long goose" that I can think of.
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Maybe it meant something to Leiber?
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I searched the ebooks (also for similiar terms and only goose) and it is no term from Leibers stories.
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goose

There‘s meaning 4 which might make more sense in context of Lankhmar and Leibers stories.
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ragartan wrote: Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:44 am https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goose

There‘s meaning 4 which might make more sense in context of Lankhmar and Leibers stories.
Nice, and not at all what I was expecting! :lol:
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