Cabbage - [kab-ij] Chiefly British 1. a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim. 2. slang - verb. To steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Cove - (kəʊv) Brit, Austral 1. old-fashioned , slang - a fellow; chap.

Cabbaging Cove: A scoundrel keen on pilfering [from the annals of not-so-distant history]!

About the Cabbaging Cove

  1. Bennett sisters boxing and “catfighting”

    The Bennett sisters were a vaudeville act that performed wrestling, fencing, and boxing. Despite being a sideshow act, both sisters knew both boxing and fencing very well.

  2. Two women sparring with a speedbag
Queensland, Australia, 1916.

    Two women sparring with a speedbag

    Queensland, Australia, 1916.

  3. hoodoothatvoodoo:

Members of the Venice Beach Girls Dare Club, a group of bathing beauties who do a new stunt every Sunday, playing tightrope basketball.
Venice, California, 1929.

    hoodoothatvoodoo:

    Members of the Venice Beach Girls Dare Club, a group of bathing beauties who do a new stunt every Sunday, playing tightrope basketball.

    Venice, California, 1929.

  4. Suffragette posed in police uniform to illustrate woman police concept, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1908

    Bain Collection at the US Library of Congress Archives via Retronaut

  5. "The First Tear" by Norbert Goeneutte, 1884.
  6. Отказ сватам — подношение тыквы. Малороссийский обычай. Дореволюционная открытка.
[Unsuccessful Matchmakers - Pumpkin Offering]
In Ukraine and Ukrainian Russia, there was long a custom of offering a hollow item, such as a hollowed-out pumpkin, teapot, or kettle, from a woman’s family to the matchmakers who set up an unsuccessful pairing between her and a man who employed them.
The male who was unsuccessful in wooing a woman seen as a good match was disparagingly called “Chainik”, which has made a comeback as a derogatory term towards technological “newbies”.

    Отказ сватам — подношение тыквы. Малороссийский обычай. Дореволюционная открытка.

    [Unsuccessful Matchmakers - Pumpkin Offering]

    In Ukraine and Ukrainian Russia, there was long a custom of offering a hollow item, such as a hollowed-out pumpkin, teapot, or kettle, from a woman’s family to the matchmakers who set up an unsuccessful pairing between her and a man who employed them.

    The male who was unsuccessful in wooing a woman seen as a good match was disparagingly called “Chainik”, which has made a comeback as a derogatory term towards technological “newbies”.

  7. Wedding in Aldony, Hungary, 1822.
  8. ancientart:

Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu). Neo-Assyrian, ca. 883–859 B.C. Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).

The so-called Standard Inscription that ran across the surface of most of the reliefs described Ashurnasirpal’s palace:
"I built thereon [a palace with] halls of cedar, cypress, juniper, boxwood, teak, terebinth, and tamarisk [?] as my royal dwelling and for the enduring leisure life of my lordship." 
The inscription continues: “Beasts of the mountains and the seas, which I had fashioned out of white limestone and alabaster, I had set up in its gates. I made it [the palace] fittingly imposing.” 
Such limestone beasts are the human-headed, winged bull and lion pictured here. The horned cap attests to their divinity, and the belt signifies their power. The sculptor gave these guardian figures five legs so that they appear to be standing firmly when viewed from the front but striding forward when seen from the side. These lamassu protected and supported important doorways in Assyrian palaces. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections. Accession Number: 32.143.1–.2

    ancientart:

    Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu). Neo-Assyrian, ca. 883–859 B.C. Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).

    The so-called Standard Inscription that ran across the surface of most of the reliefs described Ashurnasirpal’s palace:

    "I built thereon [a palace with] halls of cedar, cypress, juniper, boxwood, teak, terebinth, and tamarisk [?] as my royal dwelling and for the enduring leisure life of my lordship."

    The inscription continues: “Beasts of the mountains and the seas, which I had fashioned out of white limestone and alabaster, I had set up in its gates. I made it [the palace] fittingly imposing.”

    Such limestone beasts are the human-headed, winged bull and lion pictured here. The horned cap attests to their divinity, and the belt signifies their power. The sculptor gave these guardian figures five legs so that they appear to be standing firmly when viewed from the front but striding forward when seen from the side. These lamassu protected and supported important doorways in Assyrian palaces. (met)

    Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections. Accession Number: 32.143.1–.2

  9. feministwerewolf:

    girljanitor:

    Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

    The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.

    The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.

    You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.

    Always reblog when this crosses my dash!

    (Source: a-spoon-is-born, via dressthesavage)

  10. biomedicalephemera:

Veterinary X-Ray Procedure - 1918
Dog having radiographs taken at veterinary hospital in Dijon, France.
Dijon was one of the first hospitals outside of Roentgen’s own labs to integrate x-ray technology as a regular part of diagnostic testing. Though the first x-rays of humans were taken in 1895 and x-ray therapy was used (in the most crude form) since the early 1900s, the diagnostic value of the imaging procedure was not widely regarded in the United States until well into the 1930s.
From National Museum of Medicine Archives.

    biomedicalephemera:

    Veterinary X-Ray Procedure - 1918

    Dog having radiographs taken at veterinary hospital in Dijon, France.

    Dijon was one of the first hospitals outside of Roentgen’s own labs to integrate x-ray technology as a regular part of diagnostic testing. Though the first x-rays of humans were taken in 1895 and x-ray therapy was used (in the most crude form) since the early 1900s, the diagnostic value of the imaging procedure was not widely regarded in the United States until well into the 1930s.

    From National Museum of Medicine Archives.

    (via biomedicalephemera)

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