[Sca-cooks] carts & wains

Patricia Dunham 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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