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Question #3527 posted on 02/23/2004 12:03 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Whenever someone refers to tilting at windmills or anything like that, what are they referring to?
- Avid Reader

A: Dear Avid:

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes. At one point, the Don believes that a windmill is a giant, and challenges it to a joust (tilting).

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