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Re: [Revlist] Digest Number 5056

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  • glenn
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2007
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      > -------Original Message-------
      > From: glenn <glenn@...>
      > Subject: Re: [Revlist] Digest Number 5056
      > Sent: 31 Jan '07 18:14
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      >    I think this should help him greatly!  Thanks to everyone for their ideas and input!
      >
      > YHS,
      > Glenn Valis, Outwater's Militia
      >
      > >  I know one or two of these off-hand, but since I'm not up on my
      > >  grandad's patois, let me take a look.
      > >  
      > >  [[FÛT. n. m. Bois sur lequel est monté le canon d'un fusil, d'une
      > >  arquebuse, d'un pistolet.]]
      > >  
      > >  1762 Definition. The "Fut" is the wooden part of the musket or
      > >  pistol on which the barrel is mounted (the fore-grip?).  I'm not
      > >  sure there's a specific term for it in English other than "stock."
      > >  
      > >  [[Crosse d'arquebuse, ou Crosse de mousquet, Est la partie courbe du
      > >  fust qu'on appuye contre l'espaule en tirant.]]
      > >  
      > >  1694 Definition: The crosse is the part of the "Fut" or stock that
      > >  curves and where on places one's shoulder.  Ie. the butt.
      > >  
      > >  [[CULASSE. s.f. La partie de derrière d'un canon. Canon renforcé sur
      > >  la culasse. Le canon creva par la culasse.]]
      > >  
      > >  1762 definition: Literally the "rear-end" of a firearm, be it a
      > >  cannon or musket or pistol, although subsequent references indicate
      > >  that this would be the breech (ie. where the extractor, hammer, and
      > >  cartridge would be in a modern rifle).  Incidentally, also a slang
      > >  term for someone's behind (ie. She has a huge breech).
      > >  
      > >  [[CROSSER. v.n. Pousser une balle, une pierre, &c. avec une crosse.
      > >  Cet enfant est allé crosser. Les petits garçons aiment fort à
      > >  crosser.]]
      > >  
      > >  1762 Definition states that is is to literally "force a ball, stone,
      > >  etc. with a stick."  Usually refers to a game.  I'd interpret this
      > >  to mean either the act of shooting at someone or sighting down the
      > >  barrel in 18th century military slang.  It can also mean to "scorn"
      > >  someone.  Perhaps an equivalent would be "gunplay" or "sighting in"?
      > >  
      > >  Good luck!
      > >  
      > >  Marc
      > >  Hm17thInfy
      > >  
      > >>  
      > >  Or "to ram."  Makes sense to me.
      > >  
      > >  Marc
      > >  HM17Infy
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      > >
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