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  •  I've been on tenterhooks many times (1+ / 0-)
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    and never knew how good I had it, in comparison to the soaking and stretching you describe. Thanks for that bit of language history.

    Interesting load spreaders too. Purposeful and aesthetic.

    •  One thing about English (as I genuflect in... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....the general direction of Ojibwa) is that it is the sort of language that lurks in dark alleyways, waiting to leap out as other innocent languages walk by, then mugging them for useful vowels, adjectives, and the odd verb or two!

      See - khaki, denim, yacht, beef, etc. etc.

      I am in love with language.........

      As to the terminal 'load-spreaders' at the end of the tie-bars, they come in several forms. A simple X or even a disk, but I do like the S shape, myself.

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 03:37:21 PM PST

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