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    One of those cars is in the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis. It belinged to Bobby Darin.

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    Cat's Meat Man, London, 1926-1927 by McLeish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Cat's Meat Man, London, 1926-1927 by McLeish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    London's cats; nature's way to combat another plague
    I grew up in Earls Court inner London and we were beset with sewer rats in our rented flat above stables. The council would put down food baited with warfarin but the rats never touched it so we got a cat. Never saw a rat again after that.

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    I saw a turbine car at the world's fair in N.Y. in 1964. I was on liberty from Great Lakes. The year I enlisted and was going to electrician school before being assigned to a ship in Norfolk Va. Seem that the turbine at Indy had already lapped the field in the first few laps. I did not remember it almost finishing the race.

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    Ground crews arming a B-29 Superfortress of the 500th Bomb Group at Isley Field, Saipan. 1945.

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    I wonder how that skinny kid on top of that aircraft pulled that long belt of 50 caliber all the way up the side of that fuselage without doing any damage to the aluminum skin?? Also, if you pull up the full sized photo, and zoom in on the guy on the prop, he looks like he is about to fall asleep!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    I wonder how that skinny kid on top of that aircraft pulled that long belt of 50 caliber all the way up the side of that fuselage without doing any damage to the aluminum skin?? Also, if you pull up the full sized photo, and zoom in on the guy on the prop, he looks like he is about to fall asleep!!
    Supposedly, expending the entire belt on a target gave rise to expression "the whole nine yards". I'd estimate .50 cal space 1.4" center to center in linked belts, which equates to around 230 rounds...
    True or not, that definition is good enough for me.
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    Unlikely, as the phrase predates the war.
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    Supposedly, expending the entire belt on a target gave rise to expression "the whole nine yards". ....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_whole_nine_yards

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    Unlikely, as the phrase predates the war.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_whole_nine_yards
    Interesting, and logical dissemination of the phrase. Aware of other connected usage [whole enchilada, shooting match, ball of wax, shebang, even lock, stock & barrel] etc, emphasizing completeness. I use them all, not very interchangeably.

    Personally, none convey the image as well. Even one projectile capable perforating 0.875 inches (22.2 mm) of face-hardened armor steel plate at 100 yards (91 m), and 0.75 inches (19 mm) at 547 yards (500 m).
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