Raw copper trumpet bell

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  1. therealnod

    therealnod Pianissimo User

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    Actually, it is just the specific bacteria and the aging process it undergoes for the specific purpose.
    The mould in your fridge isn't cheese, though it could have been.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    No. It is only considered cannibalism if the same species are involved....
     
  3. jimc

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    Ahem. The English word is leach. If your horn had a leeching problem I'd suggest running like hell, or maybe a shotgun. :-)
     
  4. veery715

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    What it means to run like a shotgun?
     
  5. therealnod

    therealnod Pianissimo User

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    Find a person that has legs to carry you.
     
  6. rowuk

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    Actually I have always used leech because the zinc is sucked out of the brass. I stand corrected but can't help but think that there must be a common origin for the words.

    In any case, my horns suck the life out of me. I am generally pretty spent at the end of a gig.
     
  7. jimc

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    I had to look around the house for our copy of the OED, and its special magnifying glass, and it didn't take long to get bogged down in it. The words are different, but obviously related, and seem to come out of Old French; both spellings are used for both words! The clearest definition was that "leech" was (also) an obsolete spelling for "leach". Both words together consume about an entire dictionary page, so you can see why I wasn't too keen on digging much deeper! Other definitions include sliced meat, God, and healers. What's not to love about a dictionary whose raison d'être seems to be TMI!
     
  8. Sethoflagos

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    What????

    Two good Old English words here. Leech is from læce which even then, meant both the bloodsucking parasite and 'physician'.

    Leach is an odd word in that it disappeared for many centuries before being resurrected by technologists in the 18th century. The origin is from OE leccan, to wet or irrigate.
     
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  9. tobylou8

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    We use leach in landscaping terminology, mostly when referring to Nitrogen in the soil.
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    Leach fields for drainage pipe are often attached to septic tanks.
     

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