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Topic: Sightlines
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:18:16 AM
To give a further illustration of Thars answer , this is the view of St Pauls that has been protected.


St Pauls from the Millenium Bridge at night.

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Topic: Clumps and drama
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 5:58:47 PM
Sarrriesfan wrote:
Yes it was given planning permission in April.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has chosen to overrule the planning consent meaning the Tulip may not now be built.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/the-tulip-tower-sadiq-khan-throws-out-plans-for-controversial-skyscraper-in-city-of-london-a4190326.html

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Topic: Amazon Audible Originals
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 9:36:28 AM
lazarius wrote:
thar wrote:
Something made for the format, not a previously written book read aloud.

Yes, I could already find:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07644DN3T/



Thank you.

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So it appears they are audio performances of existing books like Murder On the Orient Express, rather than just a narrator reading the book.

It's a format that BBC Radio4 uses for its adaptations of classic literature as well.
I think the main out here is that they are produced and funded by Audible not brought in from elsewhere.

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Topic: soda-fountain stool
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:28:27 AM
lazarius wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/Amerihome-BS1208R-Soda-Fountain-Stool/dp/B009XR8MBK

Is there a name for such a stool that doesn't have soda-fountain in it?

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It's often called a bar stool.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_stool


A narrow high stool that are sometimes fixed in place, used in places with counters where food or drinks are served.

These are wooden bar stools.

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Topic: Plural or singular
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:19:42 AM
Sarrriesfan wrote:
Mohammad Reza.s wrote:
Hi,
Which one is correct?
The most (active / activist) (member / members) of a group


They could all be correct it depends on context.

Welcome to the bobbin lace making society, Mary is the most active member of the group she makes several items in a year.

This is the stop Heathrow airport expansion group most members write letter of complaint and petitions, the most activist members however take direct action and have climbed the fence and blocked the runway.

The over 70s keep fit classes meet on Thursdays most do chair exercises but the most active members of the group stand up.


Just a slight predictive text typo.

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Topic: broad
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:16:40 AM
lazarius wrote:
Quote:
Whether it chanced that the climate was more kindly in old times, or the skill of those who tended the fields was greater, I do not know, but this at the least is true, that the hillside beneath which the house nestles, and which once was the bank of an arm of the sea or of a great broad, was a vineyard in Earl Bigod's days.

Haggard, Henry Rider. Montezuma's Daughter (p. 4). Kindle Edition.

What could it mean here?

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The English writer Henry Rider Haggard would be familiar with the area known as the Norfolk Broads in Norfolk, England.
These are a series of shallow lakes created when medieval peat cuttings were flooded by water.


They are now a National Park in the UK, popular for boating, fishing and spotting wildlife.
https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/visiting

The area of that is now a vineyard was once on the bank a sea or a shallow lake .

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Topic: Plural or singular
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 2:09:29 AM
Mohammad Reza.s wrote:
Hi,
Which one is correct?
The most (active / activist) (member / members) of a group


They could all be correct it depends on context.

Welcome to the bobbin lace making society, Mary is the most active member of the group she makes several items in a year.

This is the stop Heathrow airport expansion group most members write letter of complaint and petitions, the most activist members however take diver action and have climbed the fence and blocked the runway.

The over 70s keep fit classes meet on Thursdays most do chair exercises but the most active members of the group stand up.

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Topic: what is the name of this type of hat?
Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:30:23 AM
When worn by a soldier or a knight under a helmet it would be more padded, like a quilt, and known as an Arming Hat.

They would also wear a similar padded jacket known as a gambeson or arming doublet.

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Topic: A wink and a nod
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:02:12 AM
You know I have always said " a nod and a wink".

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+nod+and+a+wink

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Topic: Scales
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:06:32 AM
FounDit wrote:
I tend to think of scales, plural, as being like this:





And a single scale as this:



To me both are scales.
Weighing scales and bathroom scales.
http://www.salterhousewares.co.uk/bathroom-scales.html

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