=SDC= Q42: Flat Balls

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 6:01:45 AM8/22/11
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Which eunuch's son was too late to steer his parents clear of
star-crossed love?

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franzi

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Aug 22, 2011, 7:49:23 AM8/22/11
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Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote

>Which eunuch's son was too late to steer his parents clear of
>star-crossed love?
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Astrolabe.
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franzi

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Aug 22, 2011, 8:05:47 AM8/22/11
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franzi <et.in.arca...@googlemail.com> wrote

Was the question aimed for the eunuch or the eunuch's son? Abelard, if
the former.
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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 8:55:36 AM8/22/11
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In alt.usage.english, franzi wrote:
>franzi <et.in.arca...@googlemail.com> wrote
>>Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
>>>Which eunuch's son was too late to steer his parents clear of
>>>star-crossed love?
>>>
>>Astrolabe.

Thank you!

>Was the question aimed for the eunuch or the eunuch's son? Abelard, if
>the former.

Both are allowed. As is 'Astralabe'.

Explanation:

Abelard and (H)Eloise's son was called Astralabe/Astralabius, probably
after the instrument. In the year Astralabe was born, Abelard was
castrated for having fathered him. Astrolabes were then simple
planispheres and were mostly used for things like astrology rather than
steering ships.

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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 23, 2011, 12:14:16 AM8/23/11
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On Aug 22, 6:55 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> In alt.usage.english, franzi wrote:
> >franzi <et.in.arcadia.fra...@googlemail.com> wrote

> >>Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
> >>>Which eunuch's son was too late to steer his parents clear of
> >>>star-crossed love?
>
> >>Astrolabe.
>
> Thank you!
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Your Cormo is here, but don't expect a lot out of it in the siring
department.

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