pkoning at equallogic.com
Tue Aug 30 08:29:07 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Hans" == Hans Franke <Hans.Franke at siemens.com> writes:
Kevin> Scrimshaw is probably a less generic term (i.e. nautical
Kevin> knickknancks), but still covers a lot of ground.
>> Not even close. Scrimshaw very specifically means engravings on
>> ivory, traditionally made by sailors on sailing ships in their
>> spare time. It doesn't mean knickknacks or anything like it; it
>> refers to a category of art.
Hans> Well, still I have it also read in a book to denote some
So the author was ignorant -- happens all too often.
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