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    Snake-rings

    Hi,

    I am not sure if the snake-rings are a slang term of if there were some rings (probably made of iron) in form of snakes attached to the pillar as a decoration or so. Can anybody help me?


    "The path is Roman road, Swarded and wide. Turn at the pillar with the snake-rings. Go straight through the clough to the right, and there is Esperance, with the Featherbed Moss betwixt."

    Murray Gilchrist, My Friend, 190?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Snake-rings

    I think it is used in the literal sense of the word.
    I found this:
    http://www.whale.to/b/vcgzar8y.jpg

    (Please forgive me if I am wrong.)


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    Re: Snake-rings

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    (Please forgive me if I am wrong.)
    I would also be wrong if you are.

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    Re: Snake-rings



    I imagine something more like this.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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