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dr bartolo
744185.  Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:47 pm Reply with quote

(gasps in amazement)
@ yorz, you are ....
RIGHT!!!!!!
i'ts a hemp-broye/bray, a instrument used in the manner of a mordern day "twitch"
(except that no-one uses it anymore)

 
'yorz
744187.  Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:49 pm Reply with quote

Thank Dieu for that!

 
dr bartolo
744190.  Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:51 pm Reply with quote

well, you took less than 5 minutes to solve that, whilst it took me 3 months to do so.....

 
'yorz
744202.  Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:10 pm Reply with quote

I just Googled 'morailles', and the French I didn't get I looked up in my French-Dutch dictionary.

 
dr bartolo
744377.  Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:20 pm Reply with quote

well... heres another one.

and here, on it's own

 
'yorz
744387.  Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:53 am Reply with quote

Quote:
A kind of powerful bit or twitch for the mouth of horse or ass, used to restrain a restive animal; later, spec. an instrument consisting of two branches joined by a hinge, placed on the nose of a horse, if he has to be coerced into quietness when being shoed or surgically operated upon.
A[C. 1200 Neckam De Utensilibus in Wright Voc. 100 Camum (bernac) vel capistrum (chevestre) sponte pretereo. ] C. 1440 Promp. Parv. 33 Bernak for horse [1499 bernakill], chamus. 1468 Medulla Gram. in Cath. Angl. 22 Chamus , a bernag for a hors. A. 1500 in Wülcker Voc./572 Chamus, a bernake. ß1382 Wyclif Prov. xxvi. 3 A scourge to an hors, and a bernacle to an asse. 1387 Trevisa Higden Rolls Ser. I. 353 Şey dryueş hir hors wiş a chambre 3erde [virgam cameratam] in şe ouer ende in stede of barnacles. 1483 Cath. Angl. 22/1 Barnakylle, Byrnacle, Barnakalle, camus . 1562 Leigh Armorie (1597) 104 Barnacle..is the chiefest instrument that the smith hath, to make the vntamed horsse gentile. 1607 Topsell Four-f. Beasts 251 Barnacles..put upon the Horses nose, to restrain his tenacious fury from biting, and kicking. 1774 Goldsm. Nat. Hist. i. i. (1862) I. 245 note The horse..being caught by the nose in barnacles. 1831 Youatt Horse xxii. (1872) 457 The barnacles are the handles of the pincers placed over and enclosing the muzzle.

 
mckeonj
744423.  Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:10 am Reply with quote

Like I said earlier, barnacles (only I encrypted the answer to 'geese'; 'barnacle goose', geddit?)

 
dr bartolo
744488.  Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:27 am Reply with quote

tee hee hee....
talking about strang instruments used on horses, I once saw a pair of emasculators* @ the science museum in london- hey were nasty looking thinds- like a pair of very wide pliers, bladed at the edge. I doidnt give it much notice, but I was just wondering, how does it work, without causing massive haemorage?
any ideas?
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emasculator

 
mckeonj
744491.  Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:34 am Reply with quote

.....with a sharp intake of breath, I would imagine.

 
Bondee
744699.  Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:07 am Reply with quote

dr bartolo wrote:
tee hee hee....
talking about strang instruments used on horses, I once saw a pair of emasculators* @ the science museum in london- hey were nasty looking thinds- like a pair of very wide pliers, bladed at the edge. I doidnt give it much notice, but I was just wondering, how does it work, without causing massive haemorage?
any ideas?
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emasculator


The answer, my friend, is blowing on that Wikipedia page...

Quote:
The blade is always on the side of the emasculator with the nut that holds the blades in place, and should always be placed adjacent to the testis ("nut against nut"), so that the crushing clamp occludes the spermatic artery, preventing life-threatening blood loss.

Whited so the male members (huh, huh!) of the forum don't have to make themselves cringe if they don't want to

 
dr bartolo
744721.  Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:45 am Reply with quote

well, the version that I saw had no sort of clamp on it whatsoever.

 
'yorz
744724.  Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:48 am Reply with quote

... so everybody who that version was used on happily bled to death?

 
dr bartolo
752898.  Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:21 am Reply with quote

on an unrelated subject, I heard thay a common trick of horse dealers in the fays of yore, was to make a horse appear younger by tinkering with i'ts teeth, the verb employed for this process" bishop" - is there anyone who may tell me how this could be (or was) accheived,

 
mckeonj
752922.  Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:21 am Reply with quote

http://tinyurl.com/38h9aax
This should answer your query.

 
dr bartolo
753105.  Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:31 am Reply with quote

thanks, mckeonij, but by any chance do you know of any other methods used by unscruplous horse-dealers?

 

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