bollards, bolsters, who cares?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 9 14:04:39 UTC 2007

On May 9, 2007, at 4:59 AM, Lynne Murphy wrote:

> But do 'traffic bolster' and 'traffic bollard'  refer to different
> things?

sorry, i wasn't clear enough in my earlier posting.  "traffic
bolster" surely is (or was, until this discussion started) a hapax
legomenon, a one-off.

the synagogue in question seems to be the Park Avenue Synagogue, at
50 E. 87th St.  i haven't been able to find a photo showing the
security devices.


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