Sunday, August 26, 2007

Jerkin (garment)

A jerkin is a man's short close-fitting jacket, arranged naturally of light-colored leather, and without sleeves, worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Leather jerkins of the sixteenth century were regularly slashed and punched, both for decoration and to improve the fit.
Jerkins were worn congested at the neck and hanging open over the peasecod-bellied fashion of doublet.
During the Normandy disgusting, American troops had small reasons to feel under provisioned compared to the Brits and Canadians, but the lack of leather jerkins was one major deficit.
During the post war period, a much less individual PVC version was introduced to the armed forces. WD excess leather jerkins swamped the UK during the 1950s and 1960s and were a common sight on manual workmen across the country.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


All citrus trees are of the single genus Citrus, and remain largely interbreed able; that is, there is only one "super species" which includes lemons, limes and oranges. Nevertheless, names have been given to the various members of the citrus family, oranges often being referred to as Citrus sinensis and Citrus aurantium. Fruits of all members of the genus Citrus are considered berries because they have many seeds, are fleshy and soft, and derive from a single ovary. An orange seed is called a pip.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Manipuri dance

Manipuri dance is one of the main Indian classical dance forms. It originates from Manipur; a state in north-eastern India on the border with Myanmar (also known as Burma).It was originally perform in temples and continues to form an integral part of the religious and social fabric of Manipur. Manipuri dance, whether folk, classical or modern, is devotional in nature. The people of Manipur are very religious and are completely attached to the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna, who are often the main characters depicted in Manipuri dances. Ras Lila is one such Manipuri dance.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Railway Signaling

Signaling consists of formative the location of railcars or trains on the direction and of operating electromechanical signals to notify the train operator of appropriate actions. Signaling is highly coordinated with scheduling to avoid collisions. Prior to the availability of modern radio communications, signaling, and messages passed to trains were the principle means of communication. Further signaling for safety is done by setting flares and by attaching explosive "torpedoes" to a rail.