[Ads-l] Early WOTY Contender: Snow Farm

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Mar 2 16:41:33 UTC 2015


I connected "snow farm" with "body farm": a place where they go to 
decay, disintegrate, and disappear.

---Amy West

On 3/2/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:59:27 -0500
> From:    ADSGarson O'Toole<adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Early WOTY Contender: Snow Farm
>
> Reminiscent of a term that is now largely obsolete:
>
> The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1911 edition)
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> ice farm
>
> n. A body of water with the necessary buildings devoted to the
> production of ice for the market; in India, a place where ice is
> obtained by allowing water to freeze at night, in shallow earthenware
> pans. Sci. Amer., Jan. 25, 1908, p. 58.
> [End excerpt]
>
> They  just need to find a paying market for blocks of snow.
> Garson

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