[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 9-10, 2002
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Sun Mar 10 20:36:18 PST 2002
basket of chips
A metaphor for a pleasant experience, perhaps because a supply of chips give promise of a good fire.
--Richard Thorntons An American Glossary, 1912
Feast Day of St. Frances of Rome, a wealthy fourteenth-century mother of three, who eventually came to be seen as a patroness of pious motorists. Dorothy Levitts The Woman and the Car (1909) offers the fashion-conscious woman tips geared toward maintaining her appearance during mechanical failures: While there are several little repairs that it would be impossible to remedy if wearing gloves, the majority of work on a car can be done just as well if ones hands are protected by wash-leather gloves. You will find room for these gloves in the little drawer under the seat of the car
. What you put in it depends upon your tastes, but the following articles are what I advise: A pair of clean gloves, an extra handkerchief, clean veil, powder-puff, hair-pins and ordinary pins, a hand mirror, and some chocolates are very soothing.
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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