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Thread #162422 Message #3865369
Posted By: Howard Jones
10-Jul-17 - 03:49 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language
I'm rather fond of the traditional names for sizes of roofing slates, named after the ranks of the female nobility. This gives wonderful terms such as "narrow ladies" and "broad countessess", all the way up to "princessess" and "empresses".