[Ads-l] When is a grate not a grate?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 22 19:13:19 UTC 2015


On Jan 22, 2015, at 1:23 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:

> The source story has a photo of the metal cover which does not look like a grate:

True.  Looks rather more like a hole--not so grate.

LH
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>> Dan Goncharoff <mailto:thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
>> January 22, 2015 at 8:27 AM
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>> There was a recent news report about a man who "Falls To His Death Through
>> Sidewalk Cellar Grate".
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>> As the story later reports, however, he fell doors, not a grate. A grate is
>> a lattice, not solid.
>> 
>> What am I missing?
>> 
>> DanG
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