[Sca-cooks] carts & wains
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 13:40:45 PDT 2009
Ah, but don't forget the earlier reference to chariots under the term,
"Wain." Chariots carry passengers, too....guys with bows and arrows and
spears and so on.
Hmmm...I wonder if I would be allowed to take one on the warfield...no, that
way lies madness.
On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> Well, the bicycles I'm familiar with have two axles, so they're possibly a
> "half-wain." Technically, I believe a car would be considered a "carriage"
> as it hauls passengers, while the pick-up with the ton of SCA gear piled
> high in the bed would be a "wain."
> So cars should properly be called 'wains' (rather than 'dragons', bleech)
>> and those guys with the bicycles bringing pizza or Chinese
>> are riding carts....
>> <As a general differentiation, carts have two wheels and a single axle
>> wains usually have four wheels and two axles.
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