[Sca-cooks] carts & wains
chimene at ravensgard.org
Thu Jun 4 12:43:28 PDT 2009
umm... I knew "are riding carts..." didn't feel right --- Himself
figured it out. A bicycle has too many axles to be a cart, and too
few wheels to be a wain.
Bicycles are neither carts nor wains: they have TWO axles and two
wheels! Now, if the delivery guy is also pulling a Burley-type
cargo- or kid-hauler (http://www.burley.com/company/about.cfm), THAT
would be a cart (two wheels, one axle).
(Burley is a big name in local cart builders here in Eugene
>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 while
>wains usually have four wheels and two axles.
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