My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Saturday winners

sanative - adj. having the power to heal.

sallet - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The sallet (also called salade) was a war helmet that replaced the bascinet in northern Europe during the mid-15th century. Some sallets were close fitting except at the back of the head where they extended and formed a pointed tail. Some Italian ones followed the nape of the neck, and had an additional plate riveted on. Many sallets were worn with an extended, padded, gorget called a bevor that protected the wearer's jaw. Some sallet versions have occularia in the form of a slit in a visor, some have this slit in the front of the helm, or even in the brim. Most sallets needed no breathing holes, as there was a natural gap where it overlapped the bevor near the wearer's mouth. Some Italian sallets had a "bellows visor" with breaths cut into the visor.

This helmet design contrasted with the barbute which was popular in Italy at the same time. Unlike the sallet, the barbute itself protected the jaw and neck. So whereas the gorget or bevor were important counterparts to the sallet, they were usually absent in barbutes. Barbutes did not pivot. Sallets did not share the barbute's resemblance to classical Greek or Roman artifacts.

One characteristic that distinguishes early sallets from late sallets is the length of the helmet tail, which became more pronounced toward the end of the century. Some helmets are of intermediate design, incorporating elements of both the barbute and the sallet. In the early 16th century this evolved into the burgonet.




Winners...
There are no Smarty Pants this week HA! stumped you :-)

Our Silly Goose winners are

Vee said...
sallet... well, I know that one...it's a small newly invented device carried only in Canada and only at Canadian Tire. It is a hybrid tool with interchangeables .. a pruning saw blade or small hammer head.

Quill of Bill
sanative-to cleanse with Bleach.

"Motel toliets are rarely cleansed with sanative."

and here's your award.

4 comments:

jennifer said...

You know I thought I knew sanative and I did! I really really did!!!

Great contest again!!!!

Vee said...

wheeeee, I win. The silly goose award is absolutely perfect for me!!

I have been told I am "the comic relief" on more than one occasion.

Hear ya on not knowing how poor we actually were as kids...it did strike home when the occasional huge box of outgrown clothing would arrive from a wealthy cousin. However; soon forgotten by having a new dress or blouse to wear. In our case it was dear old Dad spending it all on booze.

Santa lives at my house too... Christmas is wonderful. It is peaceful and easy. I love it. The tree stays upright... none of us have a bloody nose or broken ribs, and there is food on the table.. .... when I was 12 I wanted to take a baseball bat to my dad.

Yep...somehow, some of us find out how tough we really are and do make a wonderful life for ourselves.
Sometimes my sister and I pat ourselves on the back about it... but, sometimes we just thank our lucky stars that we survived.

diana said...

where do you come up with these words? do you scour the dictionary or thesaurus looking for words that will stump us? just wondering. i have not known one of your words. what does that say about me and my vocabulary? :/

MightyMom said...

Vee, you and I have many things in common! I'm so glad you found me!!

Diana, YES! that's exactly what I do. I pick up my 1992 Webster College Dictionary that was a gift when I graduated high school and flip through looking for words THAT I DO NOT KNOW....and don't think y'all will either. However, it's rare that I manage to stump all of you smarties, remember, I always stump myself.