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]!

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  1. ofpaperandponies:

    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit, 1939.

    Southern trees bear strange fruit,
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
    Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

    Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
    The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
    Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
    Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

    Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
    For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
    For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
    Here is a strange and bitter crop.

    (Source: musicthatrocksmyworld)

  2. biomedicalephemera:

    Radiolab: Guts

    How do our squishy guts work? How did we figure out that the stomach is where digestion takes place, and the bowels were not, indeed, the “seat of human sympathy”? Why was a disfigured hunter considered a walking scientific marvel, and why were people licking his stomach*? Find out all that and more in this latest Radiolab podcast!

    Featuring Mary Roach, Carl Zimmer, and, of course, Jad and Robert. Lots of good old science, new science, bacteria, and acid!

    *The latter part of this question may or may not be answered. But it happened.

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