[Sca-cooks] carts & wains
t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Jun 4 21:55:14 PDT 2009
The specific usage of wain for chariot is in reference to a four horse power
conveyance. In any case, a chariot is definitely not a passenger vehicle,
it is a mobile weapons platform with a driver and a gunner. Ain't nobody
just along for the ride.
> 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,
> 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
>> "half-wain." Technically, I believe a car would be considered a
>> 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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