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#229981 - 07/20/12 05:03 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Now THAT is serendipity!

Perhaps not. A software algorithm might have “seen” you type bra and cup--lo and behold!
Ads are targeted like that these days.
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#229985 - 07/20/12 05:28 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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ounce....... = 1/2
jack......... = 1/2
gill.......... = 1/2 (soft "g", of course!) · · grin
cup.......... = 1/2 (= 0.2765 litres)
pint......... = 1/2 (A pint's a pound the world around)
quart........ = 1/2
pottle....... = 1/2
gallon....... = 1/2
flagon

Here, I think, the antiquated binary English system will not replace the scientific Système International. I cannot imagine measuring bra sizes in multiples of 0.2765 litres. · · wink


Edited by numan (07/20/12 05:33 PM)
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#229987 - 07/20/12 05:38 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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how about by the handfuls?
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#229990 - 07/20/12 05:46 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: 2wins]
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how about by the handfuls?


The handful was considered but rejected due to a lack of objective measure caused by tactile and eroginal variabilities, though early iterations were fashioned after fingers and palms, hence the phrase, "He sure is handy".

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#229992 - 07/20/12 06:04 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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One handful is a recognized element of the English system of measurements -- though it is usually called an ounce (Latin usually triumphs over the good, old Anglo-Saxon terms!)

one handful = 2 mouthfuls = 2 tablespoons
one mouthful = 4 drams
one dram = 60 minims

A minim is essentially one liquid drop.

By the way, a "pinch" = 5 minims, and a "dash" = 10 minims.

Not universally recognized, of course! · · wink
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#229993 - 07/20/12 06:14 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: numan]
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Originally Posted By: numan
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One handful is a recognized element of the English system of measurements -- though it is usually called an ounce (Latin usually triumphs over the good, old Anglo-Saxon terms!)

one handful = 2 mouthfuls = 2 tablespoons
one mouthful = 4 drams
one dram = 60 minims

A minim is essentially one liquid drop.

By the way, a "pinch" = 5 minims, and a "dash" = 10 minims.

Not universally recognized, of course! · · wink

offtopic offtopic offtopic

noomie! We Are Talking About Bras And Boobs, Here!

You let your handful comments drift TOO FAR!

Now, back to the topic at hand...



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#229995 - 07/20/12 06:38 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian cast [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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Ahem! I was not the person who first wandered off into volumetric side issues !!

http://readerrant.capitolhillblue.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=229957#Post229957

Let he who is without sin cup the first breast !!

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Whiles like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
And recks not his own rede.

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