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. ofpaperandponies:

"Dyn-o-miiiite!"
Clearly the best way to prove this high explosive is not explosive is by holding it in your hand and firing a gun at it. Definitely no risk there. >_>
I assume this is TNT…that shit was so insensitive that it was exempted from the British Explosives act that prohibited explosive shit on trains under most circumstances.

    ofpaperandponies:

    "Dyn-o-miiiite!"

    Clearly the best way to prove this high explosive is not explosive is by holding it in your hand and firing a gun at it. Definitely no risk there. >_>

    I assume this is TNT…that shit was so insensitive that it was exempted from the British Explosives act that prohibited explosive shit on trains under most circumstances.

  2. Grace May Hall as a Circus Child
Miss Grace May Hall with a large show python around her feet, and a smaller one on her shoulders. From the Evansville, Wisconsin Circus.
Paul Vanderbilt “Iconography of Wisconsin” Photo Series. Wisconsin Historical Society, 1891.

    Grace May Hall as a Circus Child

    Miss Grace May Hall with a large show python around her feet, and a smaller one on her shoulders. From the Evansville, Wisconsin Circus.

    Paul Vanderbilt “Iconography of Wisconsin” Photo Series. Wisconsin Historical Society, 1891.

  3. Flowers as captured by Sergei Prokudin-Gorski

    Sunflowers, poppies, hydrangea, cornflowers, and asters, throughout the Russian Empire.

    From the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection, at the Library of Congress Digital Archives. 1909-1915.

  4. biomedicalephemera:

"Nature forging a baby"
Forget conception or little homunculi, just make your babies in a forge.

But when Nature, sweet and compassionate, sees that envious Death and Corruption come together to put to destruction whatever they find within her forge, she continues always to hammer and forge and always to renew the individuals by means of new generation.

[Guillame de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose. From Bruges c.1490-1500.]

    biomedicalephemera:

    "Nature forging a baby"

    Forget conception or little homunculi, just make your babies in a forge.

    But when Nature, sweet and compassionate, sees that envious Death and Corruption come together to put to destruction whatever they find within her forge, she continues always to hammer and forge and always to renew the individuals by means of new generation.

    [Guillame de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose. From Bruges c.1490-1500.]

  5. "March"
It is the time to till the fields.
…too bad our fields have two feet of snow on top, yet.
Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry

    "March"

    It is the time to till the fields.

    …too bad our fields have two feet of snow on top, yet.

    Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry

  6. "Satan and his demons torturing souls in hell."
Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry

    "Satan and his demons torturing souls in hell."

    Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry

  7. centuriespast:

unknown Kwakwaka’wakw artist (Kwakwaka’wakw), Thunderbird Mask, 1880/1890, wood, paint, and hair
Portland Art Museum

    centuriespast:

    unknown Kwakwaka’wakw artist (Kwakwaka’wakw), Thunderbird Mask, 1880/1890, wood, paint, and hair

    Portland Art Museum

    (via dendroica)

  8. centuriespast:

Statue of the Goddess Uma in a Forest with Peacocks (chromolitho), European School, (19th century) / Private Collection / Look and Learn / Rosenberg Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library

    centuriespast:

    Statue of the Goddess Uma in a Forest with Peacocks (chromolitho), European School, (19th century) / Private Collection / Look and Learn / Rosenberg Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library

  9. Women of Lhasa, Tibet

    "It is said that in Tibet, the family’s wealth is carried in a woman’s headdress."

    Ernst Schafer for Bundescarchiv, 1938.

  10.  “From a boiling bath of hot sulfuric acid, a laboratory technician lifts two rods of plastic. One has charred and deteriorated. The other-a rod of DuPont’s new Teflon tetrafluoroethylene resin-is not affected at all by the highly corrosive hot acid. Teflon resists the most corrosive acids and solvents to a degree unequaled by any other plastic. It is not attacked even by aqua regia which dissolves gold and platinum.”

    “From a boiling bath of hot sulfuric acid, a laboratory technician lifts two rods of plastic. One has charred and deteriorated. The other-a rod of DuPont’s new Teflon tetrafluoroethylene resin-is not affected at all by the highly corrosive hot acid. Teflon resists the most corrosive acids and solvents to a degree unequaled by any other plastic. It is not attacked even by aqua regia which dissolves gold and platinum.”

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