Posts Tagged ‘origin

06
Aug
15

knick knack…

an old woman sits

the clock’s tick fills the quiet

alone with the past

knick knacks, SwittersB, old lady

“It is derived from the English knack, which now means a trick but formerly meant a trinket or small object. John Heywood used the word knack in 1540: “Needles, thread, thimble, shears, and all such knacks.” Shakespeare also used it in The Taming of the Shrew in 1596. By 1618, John Fletcher was talking about knick-knacks as tricks: “If you use these knick-knacks, This fast and loose.” But by the end of the 17th century, a knick-knack was exclusively used of a trinket.” (Debunker)

08
May
15

Blooms Galore….

A seldom used word,

‘galore’ stands alone in speak

thanks to the Irish

clematis, SwittersB, Portland

14
Apr
15

Salton Sea Origins

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Tilapia along edge of Salton Sea near North Shore Marina

24
Nov
14

Headwaters

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22
Jul
12

Rifle Identification Perhaps? Origin?

First of all let me apologize for the abysmal photographs of the object in question. Had one crack at it in low light with my cell phone. Poor results, but perhaps someone is enough of a weapons guru to see through the haze and say…’oh yes…easy…that’s a whatchamacallit rifle’????

A medium caliber bolt action, rifle. I identified a Japanese WW2 Bayonet with scabbard. In another part of the house was this rifle tucked away. The numbering on the elevated sights is in ‘normal’ numbers. The Serial # is indecipherable to me. The hinged loops for the shoulder strap are on the inside of the weapon. Any help appreciated if someone can make out even a portion of the serial number to assess origin. Again, very sorry for the quality of images. Oh, I don’t have the bayonet close at hand to see if it fits the rifle.




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