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the following can neither add nor subtract to the thing that is water-tight:

Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

In the following example the dream-work follows rather a different course.
The dream contains a recollection of an excursion to the Hilmteich, near
Graz: There is a terrible storm outside; a miserable hotel- the water is
dripping from the walls, and the beds are damp. (The latter part of the
content was less directly expressed than I give it.) The dream signifies
superfluous. The abstract idea occurring in the dream-thoughts is first
made equivocal by a certain abuse of language; it has perhaps been replaced
by overflowing, or by fluid and super-fluid (-fluous), and has then been
brought to representation by an accumulation of like impressions. Water
within, water without, water in the beds in the form of dampness- everything
fluid and super fluid. That for the purposes of dream-representation the
spelling is much less considered than the sound of words ought not to
us when we remember that rhyme exercises a similar privilege.

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Dated 14th October, 1926.
The Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, by virtue
and in exercise of the powers vested in them under the Agriculture and
Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899, the Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 to 1914,
and of every other power enabling them in this behalf, do, with the
of the Minister for Lands and Agriculture, hereby order:?
Requirements in Regard to Pigs' Heads and Feet.

3.?(a) Pigs' heads and feet sought to be imported under the provisions of
Article 1 (c) of this Order shall be imported only in water-tight barrels,
the outside of which shall have been disinfected by being thoroughly washed
with a 5 per cent. solution of standard phenol or a disinfectant of equal
disinfective efficiency.

Eleatic Stranger: And we have subtracted the
manufacture of all articles made of flax and cords, and all that we just now
metaphorically termed the sinews of plants, and we have also separated off the process
of felting and the putting together of materials by stitching and sewing,
of which the most important part is the cobbler's art.

Younger Socrates: Precisely.

Eleatic Stranger: Then we separated off the currier's art, which prepared
coverings in entire pieces, and the art of sheltering, and subtracted the
various arts of making water-tight which are employed in building, and in
general in carpentering, and in other crafts, and all such arts as furnish
impediments to thieving and acts of violence, and are concerned with making
the lids of boxes and the fixing of doors, being divisions of the art of
joining; and we also cut off the manufacture of arms, which is a section
of the great and manifold art of making defences; and we originally began
by parting off the whole of the magic art which is concerned with antidoter,
and have left, as would appear, the very art of which we were in search,
the art of protection against winter cold, which fabricates woollen
defences, and has the name of weaving.

Younger Socrates: Very true.

Eleatic Stranger: Yes, my boy, but that is not all; for the first process
to which the material is subjected is the opposite of weaving.

Younger Socrates: How so?
posted by power 11:34 AM


"They make them perfectly watertight."

* Near each ranch is generally a village of Indians.* --These are for the most part perfectly naked at all seasons of the year, the women having only a small tuft of grass before them, though those employed about the house are dressed " a la Americain ," but I have seen scores of men lounging around a ranch as naked as they were born, where were several women of the household. A more filthy and disgusting class of human beings you cannot well conceive. They are dark-skinned, nearly as dark as a negro, covered with dust, living upon acorns, wild fruit and fish. They have nothing of the noble bearing of the Indians east of the Rocky Mountains, and they seem to be only a few degrees removed from brutes. Their dwellings resemble almost exactly large coal pits where wood is charred; a hole is dug in the ground, a circular framework is built, and this is covered with dirt six or eight feet high, with a small hole at the base to creep in and out of, and another at the top to let out the smoke. You will always see numbers of men sitting on the tops of their hives sunning themselves, while the squaws are generally engaged in preparing their acorn flour or in weaving baskets and pans, in which they are very ingenious. They make them perfectly watertight. Their acorns are dried, then pounded fine and mixed with some kind of berries, making a kind of bread which is by no means unpalatable, but it requires a man who has the courage to eat a rattlesnake to taste it. In fact, a man must cross the plains before he can summon resolution to eat it, especially after seeing them prepare it. The men are very expert in spearing salmon, of which there is the finest here I ever saw, and very abundant. They are now frequently employed in the mines for a mere trifle, and such generally contrive to get a shirt, and a few get rich enough to buy a coat and pantaloons, but since the rains have set in I have seen hundreds of them wading the streams for fish or traveling on the plain naked, and paying no more regard to the wet chilly storm than dumb beasts. In the Valley they are now inoffensive, as the number of whites overawe them, but in the mountains they sometimes give the miners trouble and some collisions have taken place.

Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa (Illinois) Free Trader and the New Orleans True Delta, 1849-1952.

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posted by D.S. Monoclonius 10:45 PM
At the behest of the Eziest, this section has been eliminated. To say anything further is to mitigate the watertight mission.

posted by D.S. Monoclonius 10:38 PM