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Help: 'A few hoops of wire on the roadway...'

Kathryn 13 May 00 - 06:16 PM
Sorcha 13 May 00 - 06:37 PM
Megan L 14 May 00 - 08:13 AM
Liz the Squeak 14 May 00 - 04:01 PM
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Subject: 'A few hoops of wire on the roadway...'
From: Kathryn
Date: 13 May 00 - 06:16 PM

The song "Darling Downs" by Pat Drummond has the line "With a few hoops of wire on the roadway slowing the truckers down". This is while he is droving cattle in Australia.

Can someone explain the "hoops of wire"? We don't have that in the states...

Thanks in advance for the help.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'A few hoops of wire on the roadway...'
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 00 - 06:37 PM

Well, in Wy, USA, we do have barbed wire (aka bobwhor) which comes in rolls, and when you break open the roll, it hoops and spins all over the place, including the road if the road is too close to the fence line. Could that be it?


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Subject: RE: Help: 'A few hoops of wire on the roadway...'
From: Megan L
Date: 14 May 00 - 08:13 AM

Sorcha your probably right about the barbed wire (razor wire) it was often to be seen (during troubled times)used as baricades achieved by just grabbing thew ends (carefully) and draging it across a road


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Subject: RE: Help: 'A few hoops of wire on the roadway...'
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 May 00 - 04:01 PM

Used quite effectively as an urban weapon of revolt, the simple strand of barbed wire can strip a car of all four tyres, disable a landrover towing a horse box and quite often cause huge trucks to overturn, thus blocking the road for hours. Probably what the line is about, as it is road haulage that is killing the droving/cattle drive traditions and business.

LTS (who would never dream of doing such a thing.....)


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