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#115480 - 12/12/03 03:27 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
#115481 - 12/12/03 03:40 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
who said "bunkel"??
AHD says Alteration (influenced by BUCKLE) of parbunkel.]
Fatty. good one._________________________
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#115482 - 12/12/03 04:05 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
I searched for "carbunkel" and found it in a book written by Captain John Smith. The word is near the end of the long paragraph:
Horse. To Sling. Slings.
To sling is to make fast any caske, yard, ordnances, or the like in a
paire of Slings, and Slings are made of a rope spliced at either end into
it selfe with one eye at either end, so long as to bee sufficient to
receive the caske, the middle part of the rope also they seaze together,
and so maketh another eye to hitch the hooke of the tackle, another sort
are made much longer for the hoising of ordnances, another is a chaine of
iron to Sling or binde the yards fast aloft to the crosse trees in a
fight, lest the ties should bee cut, and so the mast must fall. The
Canhookes are two hookes fastened to the end of a rope with a noose, like
this the Brewers use to sling or carry their barrels on, and those serve
also to take in or out hogsheads, or any other commodities. A Parbunkel is
two ropes that have at each end a noose or lumpe that being crossed, you
may set any vessell that hath but one head upon them, bringing but the
loopes over the upper end of the caske, fix but the tackle to them, and
then the vessell will stand strait in the middest to heave out, or take in
#115483 - 12/12/03 04:13 PM Re: Captain, my Captian
thanks, Dr. Bill. now we're getting somewhere._________________________
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#115484 - 12/12/03 09:02 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Dr. Bill, I concede to you what you labeled my "superior" search skills--I couldn't find parbunkel anywhere. (Yes, eta, I was confused, too; I never heard of parbunkel--or parbuckle, for that matter.)
#115485 - 12/12/03 09:29 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
Dear Jackie: I claim no search skill. I use only the Yahoo Search box. I think it is wonderful.
#115486 - 12/12/03 11:22 PM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
Loc: Texas, USA
Hmm, a parbunkel... interesting.
I was so happy to find parbuckle again. Whenever I tried to remember what it was, the two words that always popped into my head were turnbuckle (which I knew was something different), and arbuckle (like Jon Arbuckle of the Garfield comic strip). I was so close! :)
#115487 - 12/13/03 09:03 AM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
I learned "Arbuckle" from scandal in early days of silent silent movies when Fatty Arbuckle was convicted of murder of his girlfriend. Forgot it until I had very competent dentist by that name.
#115488 - 12/13/03 11:10 AM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
Loc: New England, USA
Are you sure about that "conviction?" I tried to look it up but kept getting an error page ... thought he was found not guilty but the scandal ruined his career and life.
#115489 - 12/13/03 11:17 AM Re: where's Simon? or Archie?
Dear wow: I should not have used the word "convicted" since all I remember is that he was widely thought to be guilty.
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