"mischief under the white heap yonder"
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Sep 10 18:14:23 UTC 2002
On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Gerald Cohen wrote:
# The common council probably met under the roof of an official
#government building. If the building was white, had a dome-shaped
#roof, and was located some distance from the newspaper office, that
#might be "the white heap yonder;"
#the reference, of course, would have been derogatory.
E.g., suggesting a pile of guano.
-- Mark M.
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