Tuesday, May 01, 2007
We've got a keb!
So there. Actually, until a couple of months ago I wouldn't even have known to call it that. I don't know whether it's a universal term or a peculiarly Midlands one; Woolfit refers to a rake in Idle Women, and it doesn't feature in Blagrave's glossary, although he does refer to the practice of kedging, which may or may not be etymologically connected. Anyway, I've wanted one for a long time so when we heard that Denis the blacksmith was tied up at Wheaton Aston we drove over yesterday evening to see if he had one or if not, to order one. And he did, so now we've got one. Just need to get a handle for it and Warrior will have another butch adornment. Who knows, we might even use it one day. (I'd like to think so.)