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Postby chris.ph » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:41 pm

youve got a liot of descriptions here so i wont bother adding my two penneth, but try to amalgamate all the salient points which you think are pertinent :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:12 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Isn't one of the banes of her life the fact that she has very clear skin, with nary a wart to be seen?


And Perfect Teef!! I like Paul Kidbys version of her, except for the one where she is smiling offering up cookies.... *shivers*
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby mspanners » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:55 pm

I recall She had fine feet...Maskerade......but no warts?

She is a Witch surly...... She could have used a potion to grow a few when needed or see an Igor! :lol:
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Postby kakaze » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:13 am

mspanners wrote:I recall She had fine feet...Maskerade......but no warts?

She is a Witch surly...... She could have used a potion to grow a few when needed or see an Igor! :lol:


She's got warts on her hands

Equal Rites wrote: The smith was still staring gloomily at the rain when she came back down the stairs and clapped a warty hand on his shoulder.


but not on her face

Equal Rites wrote:And then there was warts. Without any effort Nanny managed to get a face like a sockful of marbles, while Granny had tried every reputable wart-causer and failed to raise even the obligatory nose wart.
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Postby mspanners » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:53 am

:lol: What a beauty! I am in love all ready............ :D
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:17 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote: after all sapphire is diamond hard whilst being very compelling... :twisted:


Pooh isn't here, & that comment is making me itchy as I work in an Earth Sciences department...

Sapphire is sapphire-hard. Diamond is diamond-hard. Sorry :oops:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:40 am

Happy to oblige so you can keep your hand in Dotsie! :lol:

I read something spurious somewhere or other recently that sapphires are sub-standard diamonds - I just love them more than diamonds 'cos a) they're cheaper and b) can't be mistaken for crystal or cubic zirconia :twisted:
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Postby kakaze » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:01 pm

Wyrd Sisters wrote: Granny Weatherwax stretched out her legs and looked at her boots. They were good strong boots, with hobnails and crescent-shaped scads; you couldn't believe a cobbler had made them, someone had laid down a sole and built up from there.


What are "scads"? I can't seem to find a definition that applies to shoes:

wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn wrote:any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCAD wrote:The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

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en.wiktionary.org/wiki/scads wrote:scads - A large number or quantity
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Postby Catch-up » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:17 pm

I picture her clothing exactly the way CJDobs described it.
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Postby Trish » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:43 pm

kakaze wrote: "They were good strong boots, with hobnails and crescent-shaped scads"

What are "scads"? I can't seem to find a definition that applies to shoes


That's because footwear is more often glued than sewn, now.
Scads are the little nails on the soles of boots.
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Postby Trish » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:53 pm

Describe Granny?
Regal.

Remember that Granny chose, she was not chosen.
She is not typical, although she has tried to be --warts, teeth, etc.

She has always put in in mind of my godmother and aunt, who is quite tall (6'), very well read and knowledgable and sort of scary. Not scary in frightening, but scary in that you know you aren't going to get away with anything.

Like my aunt, Granny is classy. There is no other word for it.
She could milk the goats or wear silk (and boots) and, still, have that indefinable "it."
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Postby kakaze » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:21 am

Trish wrote:
kakaze wrote: "They were good strong boots, with hobnails and crescent-shaped scads"

What are "scads"? I can't seem to find a definition that applies to shoes


That's because footwear is more often glued than sewn, now.
Scads are the little nails on the soles of boots.


I thought those were the hobnails?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:26 am

I thought scads were the horse shoe shaped bits in the heels of boots. I haven't been able to find a definition of the word though. :?
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Postby Trish » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:20 pm

kakaze wrote:
Trish wrote:That's because footwear is more often glued than sewn, now.
Scads are the little nails on the soles of boots.


I thought those were the hobnails?


Depends on the kind of boot.
Quality riding boots (English or western) have smaller nails, very visible through the arch area.

Lugged-sole work boots have hobnails.
I actually have a pair -- a leftover from our 1st Irish visit in 1974.
Yeah, I still wear them.

Until the mid-60's, all womens' dress shoes were nailed (and glued).
All had steel arch supports.
Now, even the designer stuff (Louboutin) is glued.

Mens' dress shoes were nailed until the early 70's.
Brooks Brothers, etc.


See what a history degree can do for your sense of fashion.
Or the practicality of fashions.
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Postby kakaze » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:43 pm

Working on her face now:

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Got to give her wrinkles and color her mouth...
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Which skin tone do you guys think is better?
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Ok, I'm done for tonight.

I'm not very happy with the way the face is turning out. She looks like she's wearing war paint. :?

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