I got this from my "Word of the day" service and thought it might be of interest
to some on the list.
It's all starting to make more sense...those prisoners started out making
license plates, it got out of control, and they ended up making Triumphs.
Their clever revenge was a life sentence for the rest of us.
"Word of the Day"
Coventry (KUV-uhn-tree) noun
A state of ostracism or exile.
[After Coventry, England (possibly from the sending of Royalist prisoners
there during the English Civil War).]
"Chris Ash, tribunal chairman, said the panel was not satisfied that Mrs.
Edghill, of Sevenoaks, Kent, was ostracized or `sent to Coventry by other
Daniel Waddell, Woman City dealer loses sex discrimination case,
The Daily Telegraph, 25 Jun 1998.