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post Nov 3 2010, 08:54 PM
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The "à f" sometimes "a f"… is that "à faire", "à fois"… what is that understood to stand in for


Each instance. It's a unit price. Multiply by the units to get the lot price.


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post Nov 3 2010, 09:39 PM
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Penmanship was practiced and tested by the student creating a fractur, a typical one might look like this, larger and more elaborate examples exist, some by the signers of the Declaration Of Independence.
Prol explained to me how pen nibs were once very delicate and flexible, allowing an incredible degree of control, the death of the flexible nib came about from the pen company offering guarantees of the product, a stiffer nib being less likely to fail from a heavy handed writer.


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post Nov 3 2010, 09:40 PM
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I don't speak French so I just read the A.F. as @.


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post Nov 3 2010, 10:23 PM
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I don't speak French so I just read the A.F. as @.


Good move.

I saw that sampler in person at Kirk's house. We marveled at it - pupils were expected to do that! Now they misspell words using a keyboard. Sad.


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post Nov 3 2010, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE(Artemis @ Nov 3 2010, 09:54 PM) *

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The "à f" sometimes "a f"… is that "à faire", "à fois"… what is that understood to stand in for


Each instance. It's a unit price. Multiply by the units to get the lot price.

Yup.
Kols 160 à f74
=
160 kilos at 0.74 francs per kilo
= 118.40 Francs.
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post Nov 3 2010, 11:42 PM
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So if we do the math, they collected around 875 liters per run at around 67%. Seems to be a conservative cut in the interest of clean distillate?

Also of interest:

Russian anise
Lemon balm in the maceration
"Quarantain" fennel - is that a reference to forty, or was it actually quarantined, sanitary, or ... ?


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post Nov 4 2010, 02:02 AM
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I was wondering about that too. I couldn't find a definition of the word that would imply anything other than the obvious. I found this example of the word being used in a gardening forum discussion about artichoke varietals:
"Violet Quarantain Artichoke of Camargue or Artichaut Violet Quarantain de Camargue"
Also a "Quarantain dwarf white kidney bean or haricot nain blanc quarantain.
Plant data base list from 1900: "Violet quarantain de Provence"

This from the French wikipedia:
QUARANTAIN.1 (ka-ran-chock) 1. Rural term. Variety of corn. Adj. Says certain species or varieties of pea, corn, giroflées, a growth or a faster production. Peas quarantains. 2. Vulgar name of the matthiola ass. ETYMOLOGY Forty. Emile Littré, Dictionary of the French language
I think they may be talking about fennel doux.


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post Nov 8 2010, 06:18 AM
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copied from google book:


On emploie les fruits da| fenouil dans la fabrication de l'absinthe, … On cultive le fenouil sur une grands échelle dans les départements de l'Hérault Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Gard et Tarn il pousse à sne hauteur de lm,20 à 2m et fournit des ombelles garnies de fleurs jaunes.On en cultive communément deux espèces qui ne diffèrent que par leur hauteur et qui sont communément appelées : petit quarantain et gros quarantain. Le fenouil pousse le mieux dans les sols calcaires et bien drainés mais il peut croître n'importe où, et si on fume le sol avec soin, on obtient de bons rendements. Les fleurs apparaissent en juin, et on cueille les ombelles aux mois de juillet et d'août dès que les fruits sont mûrs.On les place sur des claies pour les faire sécher à l'abri du soleil et on sépare ensuite les fruits par le battage .


happy translating but AFAIK it look like sweet fennel


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post Nov 8 2010, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE(Artemis @ Nov 3 2010, 03:50 PM) *

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Judging by the neatness of the handwriting I'd wager the maker's wife/mistress/gay lover was the book-keeper


Ever seen the Declaration of Independence? Penmanship was once an ability possessed by many educated men and women alike, drilled by long hours of practice.


Good point. Now most people are so used to typing that they can't write very well by hand. While I am not old, sometimes it feels as if we're witnessing the decline of civilization. I was speaking with one college professor last night who said one of her students actually wrote "LOL" in a sentence in one of her term papers. I also have met some kids who can't read the hands on an analog clock.

Of course people probably thought civilization was crumbling when comic books became popular also.
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post Nov 8 2010, 12:49 PM
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The invention of the ballpoint pen marks the beginning of the end of civilization.


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A fine absinthe is the product of knowledge, craftsmanship, and talent. An exceptional absinthe is the product of those things plus obsession. Most absinthe is the product of marketing.
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post Nov 8 2010, 03:03 PM
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Thanks E.P.
The fennel fruit is employed in the manufacture of absinthe. One cultivates fennel on a large scale in the departments of l' Herault Rhone delta, Vaucluse, Gard and Tarn. It grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet and when ripe the umbels have yellow flowers. Both species are commonly cultivated and differ only in height and are called: small quarantain and large quarantain. The fennel grows best in limestone soil, well drained, but it can grow anywhere, if you char the ground carefully, you may obtain good production. The flowers appear in June, harvesting of the umbels begins in July and goes through August or as soon as the fruits are ripe. You place the fruit on trays to let them dry sheltered from the sun, separate the fruit by beating.


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post Nov 8 2010, 03:14 PM
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Thanks E.P.
The fennel fruit is employed in the manufacture of absinthe. One cultivates fennel on a large scale in the departments of l' Herault Rhone delta, Vaucluse, Gard and Tarn. It grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet and when ripe the umbels have yellow flowers. Both species are commonly cultivated and differ only in height and are called: small quarantain and large quarantain. The fennel grows best in limestone soil, well drained, but it can grow n' import where, if you char the ground carefully, you may obtain good production. The flowers appear in June, harvesting of the umbels begins in July and goes through August or as soon as the fruits are ripe. You place the fruit on trays to make them dry with in shelter from the sun, separate the fruit by beating.



More than nice try wink.gif

n' import where => n'importe = any so anywhere


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post Nov 8 2010, 03:26 PM
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Thanks E.P. I thought that might be it but wasn't sure about that one part so I left it alone.


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But can she drink absinthe and play the drums?


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