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Notes and Queries, Number 79, May 3, 1851

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,734 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 474
Added to site: 2008.10.13
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Genre: Periodical
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ted, was the vehicle often preferred for this curious adventure: and the {348} traveller guided or steadied his course by trailing a long staff, a practice for security well known to the Alpine tourist. This may probably have been the use of the "marones" taken by Sir Richard Guyldeford and his party at Novalese.

The terms, to be "ramasshed," is not, as I believe, wholly disused in France. It was brought to the metropolis with the strange amusement known as the Montagne Russe. In the valuable Complément du Dictionnaire de l'Académie, compiled under the direction of Louis Barré, we find the following phrase:

"Se faire ramasser, se dit aujourd'hui, dans une acception particulière, pour, Se faire lancer dans un char, du haut des élévations artificielles qui se trouvent dans les jardins publics."

Such a disport had been known previously to the expedition to Moscow, and the favourite divertisement à la Russe, so much i

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