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#19224 - 02/20/01 03:04 PM On behalf of everybody,
Sparteye Offline
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It will become clearer and clearer the more you browse and respond or initiate that one does not have to be a Webster or even a Garg to simply speak ones mind.


-- Thanks, I think.


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#19225 - 02/20/01 03:09 PM Re: Help, please
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All scribbler has to do now is go full speed ahead and fire at will (exemption for me I hope)


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#19226 - 02/20/01 06:59 PM Re: Help, please
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>Now, about those rules: might I see the trunkated
version?


ARGH. I torso through the thread to make that pun before you did. It was abdominal!

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#19227 - 02/20/01 08:29 PM Re: Help, please
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Dear TEd: careful lest you get your keister punted.
Actually I have enjoyed them


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#19228 - 02/22/01 07:27 AM Re: Help, please
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well, this thread too has gone beyond the pale...
I didn't notice any red faces here of late.


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#19229 - 02/22/01 11:37 AM Re: Help, please
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well, this thread too has gone beyond the pale...
I didn't notice any red faces here of late.


Well, wsieber, some of us are more modest than
others.


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#19230 - 02/22/01 02:23 PM the pale
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a pale is just a palisade-- a wooden frontier wall to keep out invaders.

but the pale refers specifically to the wall about Dublin-- (one of the newer cities in the old world-- a few years past 1000) that keep the irish out of dublin. It was one of the improvements the english made to ireland when they first occupied it.

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#19231 - 02/22/01 03:04 PM Re: the pale
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>but the pale refers specifically to the wall about Dublin--

...and who amongst us would dare question Helen of Troy's credentials on the subject of walled cities?


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#19232 - 02/22/01 04:27 PM Re: the pale
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That's what I love about this Board. While I had long known about The Ple of Irish history, I did not that there had been so many others, including another English Pale, around Calais. Here's a link to a Britannica article on pales in general
http://208.154.71.60/bcom/eb/article/3/0,5716,59523+1,00.html

And here's a link to map showing The Pale in mediŠval Ireland
http://www.irelandstory.com/maps/historical/map1450.gif


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#19233 - 02/23/01 09:39 AM Re: the pale
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thank you max and marty-- NY's North River (north of NYC it is commonly known as the Hudson River)--has a Palisades-- Steep high cliffs, they are so named be they in effect became a effective barrier-- the shores of the river north of what is midtown, about 42nd street-- on the NJ side of the river are high -- several hundred feet, sheer cliffs of cystaline granite. (Very similar to the "devil's steps stones" in North Ireland.) It is a ancient volcanic layer, that has be twisted and turn 90 degrees. A similar structure exist in northern Manhattan-- but not till 168th St--
the George Washington bridge-- (180th street) has almost no "Up Ramp" on either side of the river-- there is slight grade-- but not the steep grade common to suspension bridges-- the bridge is almost level the ground--until the ground suddenly drops away in a sheer cliff.
Very unlike the ANZAC, for example-- which was shown as one of the challanges in the Olympic Marathon race.





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