Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wednesday.


Made up a new word today. Don't want to go into details -discretion involved. But the word was 'lachrimonious'
and it means halfway between 'lachrymose' and 'acrimonious'. It came to me when I needed it (instead of the usual twenty minutes after I'd felt the need for it); and when I thought about it afterwards it was even better than I'd thought it at the time. 

Now to more important things. The two below photos are of this week's

Mystery Object.
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It is made of brass, is just under three inches in height and an inch and a half across the body. What and when please.

If Z reads this, I think you should show it to the Sage. I'm sure he will know what it is.




                                    Good Night All.

9 comments:

Maggie said...

Just guessing, is it a container for Commuion bred?

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Mag. I can see that it would be just the right size and shape for that purpose, but NO.

Sir Bruin said...

A vesta case? Possibly has a roughened area on it somewhere for striking? No idea as to date. Actually, this is clearly a wild stab in the dark.

Pat said...

A container for unguents to kill bad odours?

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Pat, good stab at it, but NO. This evening I'll put up one or two more photos of the item, which will make its purpose clear. In its way, it's a very well thought out bit of kit.

Sir Bruin said...

Another stab. Would it have had a wick in it?

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Sir Bruin. In fact you were absolutely right the first time. I'm just going to take a couple more snapshots to illustrate its full use.Back in a bit.

Z said...

Hello Mike, I'm only just catching up with blogs. Yes, I recognised it too.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Z. Yes, thought you might.