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From: "Greene, Carlton" <CGreene2@hunton.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Re: "strike" on the lead weight [Digest urth.v028.n042
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 15:13:57 

Fortunately for Dorcas, they were not of the pyrotechnic variety described
elsewhere in TBOTNS -- otherwise, her regurgitation of them in Thrax might
have sent her the way of little Severian -- gone in a flash.  

It also raises some rather odd toxicology questions -- could a normal human
being really walk around for as long as she did with a belly full of lead
shot without suffering brain damage or, at the very least, a really bad
tummy ache?

I prefer my women unleaded, thank you.

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> From: 	John Bishop[SMTP:jbishop@blkbrd.zko.dec.com]
> Reply To: 	urth@lists.best.com
> Sent: 	Wednesday, September 29, 1999 2:12 PM
> To: 	urth@lists.best.com
> Subject: 	(urth) Re: "strike" on the lead weight [Digest
> urth.v028.n042]
> Apparently this was actual practice in Classic 
> times: herewith a quote from a reference
> http://omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu/hyper-lists/bmcr-l/1991/02.06.16.html
>       :
>    The section on slogans inscribed on lead 
>    bullets (e. g., "take that," "[this one's]
>    for you," "ouch," "get pregnant with this")
>    is particularly intriguing (45-46). 
>       :
> I looked around the web, but couldn't refind the sling
> page with photos of such sling-bullets.
> See also http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/rialto/slings-msg.text
> Further proof that Mr Wolfe has a strong background in
> Classic studies!
> 	-John Bishop
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