Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Obscure Architectural Term of the Day!

FOSSE. A ditch or moat, whether dry or wet, used in defence.

From the Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition.

Here is an interesting site describing the fosse and other earthworks around Sawtry Abbey in Huntingtonshire, UK.

If you ever find yourself in an ancient dry moat, be sure and have someone take your picture while you're making "jazz hands," and when people ask what you're doing, say, "Fosse in a fosse!"

Trust me, they'll just laugh and laugh.

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