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March 8, 2019
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I've been exploring this site a little bit and appologize if the answers I'm looking for are here somewhere, but I'm not sure how to find them so I thought I'd ask.

What are the definitions of the following terms and phrases?

Breaking the “seal”

It Flows

Truth Serum

Cement Mixer Grade

Fence Post

Coffin Handle

Thanks in advance for any edumication. 

March 8, 2019
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If you discover all that, maybe you'll be able to tell me what "minty" means.  I've been wondering for the last 70 yrs.

March 8, 2019
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Huck-

May be able to help you with “fence post”. I’ve heard stories of relic grade rifles that were found serving as fence posts. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. 😉

 

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March 8, 2019
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TXGunNut said
Huck-

May be able to help you with “fence post”. I’ve heard stories of relic grade rifles that were found serving as fence posts.  

In my youth, I put up or restrung miles of "bob-wire."  (Because my father MADE me.)  A wire-stretcher & fence pliers were my constant companions.  But I wouldn't have known how to make any kind of rifle serve as a fence post.

March 8, 2019
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My dad used to call certain used up clunker guns a "fence post".  Reckon it was because they were about as plain, rough and as valuable as a fence post. 

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March 8, 2019
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clarence said

In my youth, I put up or restrung miles of "bob-wire."  (Because my father MADE me.)  A wire-stretcher & fence pliers were my constant companions.  But I wouldn't have known how to make any kind of rifle serve as a fence post.  

I think this pre-dates wire fencing but it’s still a bit hard to imagine.

 

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Ah, I get it now.  There is no definition per se; just metaphorical, subjective reference.  I thought there might actually be a distinction between fence post, cement mixer and coffin handle.  Having built fence and mixed concrete, I get the euphemistic reference.

I would imagine some of us might revisit our will now, and have some specific design elements added to our coffins.  Laugh

March 8, 2019
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Huck Riley said
Ah, I get it now.  There is no definition per se; just metaphorical, subjective reference.   

And silly.  There is, however, a useful & widely used term applied to battlefield relics:  "dug"; because any piece of eqpt. left exposed on the ground gets picked-up pretty quickly unless it's been covered up with dirt by exploding shells, collapsed fortifications, plowing, etc.

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