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#43781 - 10/11/01 06:55 AM Re: taste/flavor clothing
words which are interchangeable when employed literally are not interchangeable when employed metaphorically
Welcome, Pluto. Surely most language often takes a different flavour depending on context? And BTW, I bet some of your favourite bidding gadgets would seem off-flavour to me tho' be tasty little morsels to you!
#43782 - 10/11/01 09:02 AM Re: cattle guards
Cattle guards are trenches dug in highways with metal bars across them spaced so that cars can drive across and pedestrians can walk across with no problems but the spacing makes it impossible for cattle to walk across.
I suppose the cattle could drive across if they were in a Far Side cartoon.
#43783 - 10/11/01 09:42 AM Re: Bull bars
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
re: the "bull bar" url you supplied. Could I just say....
That's not a bull bar.......this is a bull bar: http://www.arb.com.au/ARB_Toyota_bull bars.htm
(Look at the photos for the Lancruiser 75, 78 & 79 series - note the side rails as well).
The US accessory in the pic is what we'd call a nudge bar.
It's my personal preference to use "roo bar" for a light duty (often aluminium) affair installed as a replacement for a vehicle's standard front bumper. A bull bar on the other hand I reserve for the bloody great steel fabrications in the photos above. They're bolted to the chassis rails and sitting up to a foot forward of the grille. There's often a winch mounted in its base, a spare battery, 20 litre "jerry cans" of water and or diesel, spotlights, VHF antenna mount and sometimes a metalworking vise for those emergency repairs!! And of course - somewhere to hang the water bag! Serious items of kit - and dynamite on pedestrians, be they two or four legged.
#43784 - 10/11/01 01:15 PM Lister bags
Loc: Marion NC
When I was a kid, we had a lister bag that we filled with water and suspended in front of the air intake grille on our car. It was made of very tightly woven canvas, and just wept water slowly through the pores. The air rushing through the grille evaporated the water and cooled the contents of the bag quite a bit. Down to around 45 or so, which is pretty darned cold on a 90 degree day. I've always assumed that Lister was either the brand name or the inventor.
Here in the Denver area the temp difference would probably be even higher than it was in humid Virginia.
#43785 - 10/11/01 02:58 PM
#43786 - 10/11/01 03:11 PM Re: cattle guards
a variant that requires no trenches to be dug
There seems to be a visual aspect to them; in Arizona they had some that were merely painted on the roadway.
#43787 - 10/11/01 05:18 PM Re: taste/flavor
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
There was a joke during Prohibition about the bootlegger who got so proud of his beer that he sent a sample to a testing laboratory, and got back a report: "Dear Sir: Your horse has diabetes."
I don't exactly get it. Were horses involved in beer making, or was it just bad?
(Hey, they used radiators.)
#43788 - 10/11/01 08:17 PM Re: cattle guards
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Cattle GRIDS in Oz.
I once saw a queue of sheep on one side of a grid, taking it in turn to jump across! They did it easily. Must admit, the scene did have a "Far Side-esque" look about it.
#43789 - 10/11/01 08:41 PM Post deleted by Wordwind
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
#43790 - 10/11/01 08:53 PM Re: cattle guards
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Wordwind, stop, you're cracking me up, between Thfortunecookie and those ol' goats leaping to such heights to get at sweet young things....
On second thought, don't stop; just give me a minute to catch my breath...
I once saw a queue of sheep on one side of a grid, taking it in turn to jump
stales, how many did you count, before you fell asleep?
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