Antedating of "Guillotine"
cwaigl at FREE.FR
Wed Dec 28 04:39:15 UTC 2005
On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:25:08 -0500, Joel S. Berson typed:
> Was there any testing on animals, before the first human?
The site herodote.net mentions sheep, in addition to already-dead
bodies (which appear in the text from the Documentation française, a
government organisation). The German harpsichord-maker Tobias
Schmidt built the first one, after the quote from the state
carpenters was found excessively onerous.
Lots of French synonyms and nicknames, some of which I hadn't known.
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