Threat to imperial measurements

Well, Tom. I no longer indulge in the habit. I was merely taking the matter into a time span of 4000 years- give or take a decade or three.
In case you want to explore measurement even further, the Book of Hiram by Knight and Lomas will give instructions on how to do it all using the Planet Venus and a few pieces of cord and a few sticks.
Handy if they take my Jo Blocks away and Guessing Stick away
Cheers
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....?Not attributable to Masonic Grand Masters like Kings, Princes and lesser mortals but King Solomon or if we can't get our heads round that- King James who gave us the Bible as we know it but a Counterblast against Smoking which will come into force on the 1st July- a period of over 400 years."
It would take more than breadcumbs to stop me getting lost in that statement.
Tom
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Merely crumbs of information, Tom, which one can cast upon the waters- and come back soggy. My other contribution refered to the work of Professor Thom, Tom. So beat that!
After all, I wisely assumed that membership of this august body was concerned with engines- which do not go. One must make a start somewhere towards a revolution and inch forward!
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Discerning ducks?
Two men lie in the gutter, one sees the detritus, the other the stars...
? Actually, the engines on the whole go, yet their raison d'être is to remain immobile.
One must make a start somewhere towards a revolution and inch forward!
Normally with stationary engines, one inches forward preparatory to making a revolution. :-)
Tom
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As you will observe, I was doing the Stars thing with Professor Thom, Tom in mentioning Venus. I was careful in adding Planets to avoid confusing our more lowly bred nautical types who might have been out of their depth and ducked the issue and lowered the tone.
I suddenly found a sideways reference to 'Knights Templar' as a sponsored link. No connection but seeing that you mentioned raison d'etres, another French pun-- Aigues Morte? Perhaps a knowledge of Lazy Hens rather than ducks is required or even white horses rather than a Carthorse July?
Oddly, there is more than one stationary engine connection which we could drink to.
Norm
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Tom, Sorry!
I automatically assumed that you were a 'right side up' Brit rather than a Kiwi in replying. I sincerely apologise for this. I was leg pulling as I am actually a Francophile- a Mon Sewer.
Norm
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Tom, Ok- I am man of Cathar-lic tastes. The idiocy runs in the family-like the noses. I am Slack Bladder, cousin or something, to Rowan Sebastian Atkinson- aka Blackadder.
As me ole mate says He aha te mea nui te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
Err um?
Norm
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Of course, Rabbi Burns didn't speak English! In fact, he went into a Masonic Lodge and signed in as R.Byrne and came out as R.Burns. The mind simply boggles at what THEY did to him during the meeting! I can only suppose that this is where he seduced Selkirk Grace after and wrote a Mans a Man for a' that.
That's screwed my chances with the Great Chieftain of the Puddin'Race- mon capitan.
Norm
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Would this be a multi-start witless form? Cependant, assez de ce non-sens, j'ai un rendez-vous avec une fille avec un foret d'or. :-(
Tom
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Initially, I must remind other readers that we have not quite gone off topic. The topic was 'measurement' and, as Oliver Goldsmith remarked, 'He could gauge' refering to the Village school master. In case, one missed it, Robert Burn's occupation was as a customs officer and consequently, he had to be able to gauge or measure contents for duties.
So Tom, mon capitan, we can go back to our Goonery and references to nautical barrels. At this juncture, we can move South to the Bard of Avon and, oops-- Measure for Measure?
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Surprisingly, dear Tom, this a moot point. I was nattering with an old associate about hobbies. He was a professional motor vehicle restorer who noted the unfinished projects which people had- lying about. We are on topic? I think so. Let him that is without sin cast the first stone- and all that jazz. We each have to be judged.
I was going to list- and thought better of it. Suffice to be able to walk down the street- and write a cheque for anything that I want. Only a few days ago, I bought yet another car. A Minicooper- BMW one. The Chilli pack with most of the bells and whistles and added a set of Zenon lights- Anno Domini thing- and noted that the cost in sterling of the lights was =A37 cheaper than the first minis in 1959 and that the pack was the same price as my original 997cc Min Cooper.
So on the price of cars, I never did get the Volvo estate for =A37500( new) but I bought a little villa in Spain. Give or take the odd Brazillian Cruceros, the value is =A3300,000.
Keep well and as Kipling said about heads- When all about are losing theirs!
Norm
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A few minutes ago, the news broke on BBC TV= Look North which covers to the Scottish Borders. My place- where an ill educated boy of 14 sold in a war time market stall what he could grow in war time Britain.Today, the news was that another ill educated market trader who had fought and gone to prison in his fight to simply earn a decent crust had won.He was a Metric Martyr. It was a victory but Pyhrric because the fight had killed him.
We have people of the Press here. You see, I do my homework, Tom! Now the same 14 year old schoolboy brings the news of the bitter victory. Recall my words, they came from from Kipling and from the bit this morning.
'Nor lose the Common Touch'
Good Day to you all!
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