[Ads-l] assorted

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Feb 28 07:49:29 EST 2017

On 2/28/17 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:17:54 +0000
> From:    Joel Berson<berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: Re: assorted
> Didn't we "throw ourselves down*with*  a sled", rather than "on"?  That is, while holding it beneath oneself, not while it was already on the ground.  Or more formally, "throw oneself down on the ground with a sled".
> Joel

When we briefly had snow here, I was going up a fire road on the 
backside of Wachusett Mountain (on my tele skis) and I passed 2 older 
folks coming down. One with a metal-runner Radio flyer sled. He put it 
down on the path packed down by snowshoers and hikers and then lowered 
himself onto it  with his arms while pushing with his feet. He rode it 
belly-down, head-first, and with his shins up in the air, bent up at the 

---Amy West

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