Monday, June 30, 2008

Maiden Vein tangent: Milky Way tour stop 1

This week's word of the week from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English is Maiden Vein which refers to the Milky Way.

We plan to visit a few Milky Way stops through the week. The first is Wikipedia:

Milky Way
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

100,000 light years
12,000 light years (gas)[1]1,000 light years (stars)
Number of stars
200 to 400 billion
Oldest star
13.2 billion years
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Γαλαξίας (Galaxias) sometimes referred to simply as "the Galaxy"), is a barred spiral galaxy that is part of the Local Group of galaxies. Although the Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe,[4] the Galaxy has special significance to humanity as it is the home galaxy of the planet Earth. The plane of the Milky Way galaxy is visible from Earth as a band of light in the night sky, and it is the appearance of this band of light which has inspired the name for our galaxy.

Some sources hold that, strictly speaking, the term Milky Way should refer exclusively to the observation of the band of light, while the full name Milky Way Galaxy, or alternatively the Galaxy should be used to describe our galaxy as an astrophysical whole.[5][6][7] It is unclear how widespread the usage of this convention is, however, and the term Milky Way is routinely used in either context.


View from Earth
The Milky Way galaxy, as viewed from the Earth, itself situated on one of the spiral arms of the galaxy (see Sun's location), appears as a hazy band of white light in the night sky arching across the entire celestial sphere originating from stars and other material which lie within the galactic plane. The plane of the Milky Way is inclined by about 60° to the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit), with the North Galactic Pole situated at right ascension 12h49m, declination +27.4° (B1950) near beta Comae Berenices. The South Galactic Pole is near alpha Sculptoris.
The centre of the galaxy is in the direction of Sagittarius, and the Milky Way then "passes" (going westward) through Scorpius, Ara, Norma, Triangulum Australe, Circinus, Centaurus, Musca, Crux, Carina, Vela, Puppis, Canis Major, Monoceros, Orion & Gemini, Taurua, Auriga, Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus & Lacerta, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Sagitta, Aquila, Ophiuchus, Scutum, and back to Sagittarius.
The Milky Way looks brightest in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius, toward the galactic center. Relative to the celestial equator, it passes as far north as the constellation of Cassiopeia and as far south as the constellation of Crux, indicating the high inclination of Earth's equatorial plane and the plane of the ecliptic relative to the galactic plane. The fact that the Milky Way divides the night sky into two roughly equal hemispheres indicates that our Solar System lies close to the galactic plane. The Milky Way has a relatively low surface brightness, making it difficult to see from any urban or suburban location suffering from light pollution.


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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Word of the Week (June 29 - July 5) : Maiden Vein

June 29 - July 5 Word of the Week

Maiden Vein

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

Maiden Vein
maiden vein: Milky Way.

1933 GREENLEAF xxv Besides the usual signs of [weather] forecast, they consulted the Milky Way, called 'Maiden Vein' (or Vane or Vain), saying of the fork at the southern end, 'Well, we must see where the Maiden Vein opens tonight, so we'll see where the wind will come from in the marnin'.'

C 66-7 The milky way is called either the maiden vein or the milky vein. The wind will blow either in or out of where it forks.

1971 NOSEWORTHY 219 Maiden-vane. A thick band of stars across the sky.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 22 - 28 Word of the Week : mauzy

June 22 - 28 Word of the Week

mauzy a

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

mauzy a also maus(e)y, mawzy [phonetics unavailable]. Cp EDD mosey adj1 3 'damp and warm, muggy, close; foggy.' Of the weather, damp, foggy, misty or close, sometimes with very light rain or condensation on objects and a cool, gentle wind off the sea; cp CAPLIN (SCULL) WEATHER.

1897 J A Folklore x, 207 Mausey day, one dull and heavy, with no wind and thick mist.

1937 DEVINE 33 A mausey day is a cloudy, foggy day with no wind and a little rain at times.

1957 Daily News 16 Oct, p. 4 Oldtime seal hunters ... expressed the opinion that the long, hard winter, the heavy ice and the 'mauzy' weather of early March were just right for a bumper season. P 105-63 It's a mauzy old day, sir.

1968 KEATING 13-14 'Breeze comin' from duh suddard,' the skipper said. 'Always blows up mauzy weather.' And the fog did indeed roll over the deep as the warm south wind hit the chill air of the bank.

1969 HORWOOD 166 The Caplin Scull is not just a phenomenon of nature, but also a period of the year, and even a special kind of weather—'mausy' weather, with high humidity, frequent fogs or drizzles, easterly winds.

Supplement: mauzy a 1977 MOAKLER 29 We lost the gale sou'east of St Pierre/And lowered dories in the mauzy air.

1988 Evening Telegram 17 May, p. 8 The weather was mausy and...I had it on my mind about a rabbit slip that I never had struck up yet the spring and I wanted to get in and see to that.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

"pea" tangent: beach pea research in Salmon Cove, Newfoundland

Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigel, commonly known as beach pea, grows along the shorelines of Newfoundland, Canada. Here is a description of some research on beach pea in Salmon cove, Newfoundland.

By Andris Petersons

SPARK Student

Biologists at Memorial are trying to turn a wild legume crop, which naturally grows along the shorelines of Newfoundland, into a cultivable cold-climate crop.

The botanical name of the beach pea is Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigel. Another species of the same family, the grass pea (Lathyrus sativus), is growing in India, Bangladesh, other Asian countries and Africa, where people use the seeds of that crop as a stable food source.

Chinnasamy Gurusamy, who is completing doctoral studies in biology, is working with Dr. Arya K. Bal on the beach pea research. Researchers in the departments of biology and biochemistry at Memorial and scientists at Agriculture Canada are working to domesticate this crop. After learning all possible details about the beach pea, Agriculture Canada is going to recommend it to local farmers.

“I found in literature that in the past stranded sailors sometimes used to eat the seeds of this plant temporarily for survival,” said Mr. Gurusamy.The seeds of the beach pea are rich in nutrients and minerals, like the soya beans that people use for making soup or curry.

“One student already got a PhD on the chemical aspect of the seed of this crop. He compared this crop with the one from Asia and he found that the seeds of the beach pea contain more minerals and more nutrients. People use only seeds. The green parts would be used as animal feed,” Mr. Gurusamy said.

Most of the seeds in this species carry toxins that cause lathyrism (intoxication), which may affect the nervous system, spine and brain. But biochemical studies have shown that the level of neurotoxin in the beach pea seeds is 40 times lower than in seeds from the plants in Asia and Africa. In India, many varieties of the crop have been produced with reduced neurotoxin levels.

Mr. Gurusamy’s research is strongly related to the community and devoted to Newfoundland, particularly Salmon Cove in Conception Bay North.

“All the beach pea samples are from the sandy beaches of Salmon Cove. We created awareness among the people of Salmon Cove. We met with the town council and explained the importance of this crop,” said Mr. Gurusamy.

Two years ago, the Salmon Cove development association took on the job of protecting and promoting the beach pea. Last July, the community held its first “Beach Pea Festival” and declared the beach pea the official plant of Salmon Cove. (This year, the festival will be heldfrom July 12-16.) The town council, with the help of Agriculture Canada and provincial government grants, organized a major clean-up at the local beach, the home of the beach pea.

“I am working mainly on the winter survival of root nodules. There are bacteria in the soil called rhizobia. They penetrate into the root and form root nodules. Usually people use fertilizer to improve the field. This organism fixes atmospheric nitrogen in the plant and also naturally enriches the soil nutrients by a symbiotic relationship. These bacteria seldom withdraw some nutrients from the plant for their own growth. I am also working on the pattern of seed development, maturation and abortion in beach pea,” Mr. Gurusamy explained.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Pea" tangent: Making caviar from fish's peas

Making caviar from fish's peas
(According to the University of California, Davis
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
Leaflet W-21114)


Caviar can be made from the eggs of a number of fish including salmon, mullet, herring, sturgeon, steelhead, striped bass, and shad.

WARNING: The eggs of cabezon are poisonous and should not be eaten.

1. Use fresh eggs that are less than 24 hours old. A heavy oily aroma is natural, but if any odor of spoilage is present, do not use the eggs for caviar.
2. Gently remove individual eggs from the skein and place them in a bowl. You will probably get about 1-1/2 cups of eggs from a ½-pound skein. As you pick out the eggs, remove and discard pieces of membrane, blood, and bits of intestine or black skin.
3. For each 1 or 2 cups of cleaned eggs, add 1/2-cup salt to 2 cups cold water in a large bowl and stir until salt is dissolved.
4. Pour eggs into brine. Swirl eggs and let stand 30 minutes to firm and absorb salt. Remove any membrane pieces found.
5. Pour caviar into a strainer. Rinse in cold water, and drain. Pick out remaining membrane.
6. Store caviar in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Caviar can be kept several weeks, or as long as the flavor is pleasant.
7. Serve caviar chilled. Nest the serving bowl in a larger bowl of crushed ice, and serve with un- salted crackers or toast spread with sweet butter or sour cream.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Newfoundland authors Ed Riche and Kenneth Harvey challenge the tourist images of life on the Rock

Newfoundland authors Ed Riche and Kenneth Harvey challenge the tourist images of life on the Rock

The jolly, stout-hearted Newfoundlander, with his big heart and big appetite for life, is a stereotype that endures. Traditions celebrate it, tourism ads trade on it, and plenty of Newfoundlanders profit from it.
But the contemporary Newfoundland novel often tells a different story.
Kenneth Harvey and Edward Riche are two St. John's writers who defy the stereotypes on a regular basis. Riche is author of The Nine Planets (Penguin Canada) and Rare Birds (Anchor Canada). His stage and screen credits include the television comedy Made in Canada and The Great Eastern on CBC Radio. Harvey’s internationally published novels include Inside (Vintage Canada) and The Town That Forgot How To Breathe (Picador). His epic family saga called Blackstrap Hawco will be published this fall by Random House Canada.Their work often features conflicted Newfoundlanders, uncomfortable in their skins and taking little solace from those renowned saltwater joys.

Kenneth Harvey and Edward Riche joined local CBC Radio host Jamie Fitzpatrick on stage at the LSPU Hall in St. John's to talk about myths and stereotypes in Newfoundland fiction.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

fish's peas: capelin roe tips

This week's word of the week is pea and the one I'm thinking of is not green.

Capelin Caviar

Black or bright pink in color, Capelin Caviar is the roe from a small variety of fish that is a member of the smelt family. Referred to as "masago" in Japan, Capelin roe is commonly sought for use as a topping in a variety of sushi recipes. Capelin Caviar is typically harvested from fish found in the waters off Canada, Newfoundland, and Iceland. Capelin fish range in size from 7 to 9 inches in length and provide roe that is generally considered as a lower grade Caviar.


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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Word of the Week (June 15 -21): pea

June 15 -21 Word of the Week

pea n

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

pea n OED ~ sb1 4; EDD sb1 3 D Co; Fisheries of U S (1887), pp. 167-8 for sense 1; for comb in sense 2: cp DAE 3 b ~ blower (1821). 1 Freq pl, fish spawn; roe (P 152-58).

[1812] 1956 FAY 20 The roes should be broken to pieces into a tub of water and stirred round with a stick till every particle or pea be separated from each other.
1971 NOSEWORTHY 229 Peas. The eggs of a codfish.

2 Comb pea blower: hollow-stemmed weed improvised as a pea-shooter (P 148-60). pea top: herbaceous plant, skullcap (Scuttelaria epilobiifolia) (1898 J A Folklore xi, 277).


pea n 1 See FISH'S PEA(S). 1989 Sunday Express 19 Mar, p. 7 Our winter's pocket money [was] earned door to door [by] the sale of napes by those who arrived at Battiste's Wharf too late for tongues or peas.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Maid" tangent: Ballads and Sea-Songs of Newfoundland

The term "maid" is a common one in traditional ballads. Here is a list of the ballads appearing in the Ballads and Sea-Songs of Newfoundland published by Harvard University Press

Ballads and Sea-Songs of Newfoundland
Mrs. W. E. Greenleaf
Mrs. Harvey C. Mansfield

ISBN 13:978-0-674-01263-9
ISBN 10:0-674-01263-1

Henry Noble MacCracken

A Note about the Music

Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight (Child, No. 4)
Lord Robert (Child, No. 7)
The Twa Sisters (Child, No. 10)
The Bonny Banks of the Virgie, O (Child, No. 14)
The Beggarman (Child, No. 17)
Fair Flowers of Hello (Child, No. 20)
Lord Ateman (Child, No. 53)
Lord Thomas (Child, No. 73)
Lady Margaret (Child, No. 77)
The Unquiet Grave (Child, No. 78)
Gil Morissy (Child, No. 83)
Barbree Ellen (Child, No. 84)
Young Barbour; Or, the Seven Sailor Boys (Child, No 100)
The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington (Child, No. 105)
The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter (Child, No. 110)
The Dark-Clothed Gypsy (Child, No. 200)
Lovely Georgie (Child, No. 209) J
oan and John Blount (Child, No. 275)
The "Golden Vanitie" (Child, No, 286)
The Little Yorkshire Boy
The Highway Robber
Willy Taylor
Polly Oliver
Drowsy Sleeper
The Castaways
Rogers the Miller
Wexford City
The Maiden Who Dwelt by the Shore
The Rose of Britain's Isle
The Green Bushes As I Roved Out
The Blind Beggar
Nancy From London
The Ghostly Lover
The Bold "Princess Royal"
The Dark-Eyed Sailor
Johnson; Or, the Three Riders
Handsome John
The Duke Op Argyle
The First Come in It Was a Rat
The Twelve Apostles
Turkish Men-O'-War
Kelly the Pirate
Bold Wolfe
The Man-Of-War Piece
Short Jacket
Tarpaulin Jacket
Broken-Down Sport
Abram Brown the Sailor
Tarry Sailor
From Liverpool 'cross the Atlantic
Cold Watch
The Boatswain and the Tailor
Thomas and Nancy
Squire Nathaniel and Betsy
Wexford City
Sally Monroe
The Lass That Loved a Sailor
Near to the Isle of Portland
The Mines of Avondale
Maria and Caroline
The Scotch Lassie
The Pretty Fair Maid with a Tail
Willy Vare
Down Where the Tide Was Flowing
Paddy and the Whale
Erin's Isle
Erin's Green Shore
That Dear Old Land
Burke's Dream
The Waterford Boys
The Drunkard's Dream
At the Foot of the Mountain Brow
The Nobleman's Wedding
I Once Loved a Girl in Kilkenny
The Humble Village Maid Going A-Milking
Maurice Kelly
The Plowboy
Soldier Boy
Napoleon's Farewell to Paris
Napoleon the Exile
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
The Plains of Waterloo
The Mantle of Green
Lonely Waterloo
Jennie On the Moor
Riley to Ameriky
Willy Reilly
Mary Neal
The Squire's Young Daughter
Henry Connors
The Bonny Young Irish Boy
Yankee Land
Rich Amerikay
The Lament
The Poor Fisherman's Boy
The Little Soldier's Boy
Lovely Annie
I Was Just Sixteen
Susan Strayed the Briny Beach
The Quay of Dundocken
The Banks of the Dizzy
The Ould Plaid Shawl
The Prentice Boy
Butter and Cheese and All
The Irishman's Shanty
Paddy Backwards
The "Lady Uri"
The Shirt and the Apron
The Gentle Boy
The Freemason's Song
The Spirit Song of George's Bank
The Banks of NewfoundlandSong
About the Fishing Banks
The Maid of Newfoundland
Wadham's Song
The Low-Backed Car
The Crowd of Bold SharemenCome
All Ye Jolly Ice-Hunters
The Sealing Cruise of the "Lone Flier"
Charge Islands Song
Jack Was Ev'ry Inch a Sailor
Lukey's Boat
Greedy Harbour
The Irish Sailor Boy
George's Bank (Sung by D. Endacott)
George's Bank (Sung by M. Walsh)
Jack Hinks
The Ryans and the Pittmans
The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle
The Star of Logy Bay
All Around Green Island Shore
The Outharbor Planter
The Spanish Captain
The Wreck of the Steamship "Ethie"
The "Southern Cross"
The Wreck of the Steamship "Florizel"
The Fishermen of Newfoundland; Or, the Good Ship "Jubilee"
The "Nordfeld" and the "Raleigh"
Tile "Thorwaldsen"
The Bird Rocks
Captain William Jackman, a Newfoundland Hero
The "Greenland" Disaster
The Dog Song
The Cooks of Torbay
The Merchants of Fogo
The Roving Newfoundlanders (Adventure Song)
The Franklin Expedition
Newfoundland and Sebastopol
The Murder of Young Somers
My Dear, I'm Bound For Canady
Cod Liver Oil Song
The Schooner "Mary Ann
Donald Monroe
The Lumber Cai Song
The Badger Drive
Twin Lakes
Harry Dunn
Young Monroe
Peter Hembly
Homeward Bound
Sally Brown
Haul On the Bo'line J
olly Poker
Pretty Jessie of the Railway Bar
Longest Name Song
Laughing Song
Young Charlotte
The "Flying Cloud"
Bold Mccarthy
John Morrissey and the Black
The Three Old Jews
Californian Brothers
Young Jimmy and the Officer
While the Boys in Blue Were Fighting
Florella I'm Lonesome Since My Mother Died
The Fatal Wedding
The Roving Newfoundlanders (Newfoundland Wars)
John Gillam's Song (Without Words)
Women's the Joy and the Pride of the Land

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"maid" tangent: a poem from Dublin in 1811

Lysaght, Edward. "The Maid of Merrion."
Poems, by the Late Edward Lysaght Esq., Barrister at Law. Dublin: Gilbert and Hodges, 1811. 72-73.

THE MAID OF MERRION.Tune–"The Maid of Lodi."

There dwells, near Dublin city,
Where Merrion bounds the sea,
A nymph divinely pretty,
Deck’d by the graces three:
Her flowing locks are jetty,
Her eyes, so bright they be,
You’d swear that mind is witty,
Which thro’ her eyes you see.
No maid of Dublin city,
Whate’er her high degree,
By nature’s formed like Kitty--
Her fav’rite child is she.
I sought in simple ditty
To wake soft sympathy;
Alas! she knows no pity,
At least, knows none for me!
From gay companions flying,
I’m lost to lively glee;
I vent my soul in sighing,
I almost wish ’twere free.
When pale and breathless lying
Beneath some willow tree,
May-hap, my fate espying,
She’ll drop one tear for me!

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Monday, June 9, 2008

"maid" according to Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia:

Maid is also a shortened form of "maiden", an archaic word for an unmarried woman or a virgin.

MAID is also a acronym of Massive array of idle disks

Maid is also a Bosniac Name

A maidservant or in current usage maid is a female employed in domestic service. Once part of an elaborate hierarchy in great houses, today the maid may be the only domestic worker that upper and even middle-income households can afford. In the Western world, comparatively few households can afford live-in domestic help, usually compromising on periodic cleaners. In less developed nations, very large differences in the income of urban and rural households and between different socio-economic classes, fewer educated women and limited opportunities for working women ensures a labour source for domestic work.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Word of the Week (June 8 - 15) maid

June 8 - 15 Word of the Week

maid n

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

maid n OED sb1 1, 3 arch exc dial; EDD sb 1, 4 for sense 1.
1 A woman; a young unmarried girl or daughter; freq as term of address; MAIDEN. 1858 [LOWELL] i, 15 I'll carry this bit of a thing to my maid.

1887 Evening Telegram Christmas No 9 [to wife:] Pray for us, maid; we're in God's hands. . . 'I've brought a Christmas Box for 'ee, Bets, my maid,' said her husband.

1907 DUNCAN 150 'Who is this person? Man or woman?' ' Maid,' said Parson Stump.

1933 GREENLEAF xxv So, too. . .'maid' [is used] for girl'—or rather for 'wornan,' as I have heard a grandmother addressed as 'maid.' T 80/2-64 If you get caught up there wi' a maid, 'twas murder! Snowballed an' sodded or whatever time o' the year 'twas! T 194/7-65 An' the little girl want to know if I was goin' [to the] barracks; a little small maid. C 68-5 It is very common in [Bonavista] to hear a person say, 'I met Jack Smith's maid at the store today'; reference is being made either to his wife or his daughter.

1975 COOK 12 He wor jest somebody dying and I wor just a slip of a maid. 2 Attrib, comb maid racket: courting; see RACKET2. T 141/68-652 An' we'd go down practically every night on the maid racket. maid teacher: unmarried female schoolteacher. T 169/206-651 We had two [teachers]; there was always a maid teacher in lower part an' a man teacher in upper part.Supplement:maid n SED iv, 925 'girl' So W Co D Do. 1

1983 FROUDE 212 Supreme they rule oer welling hearts/the maids and wives of newfoundland.

1984 GOUGH 49 'Maud, my maid, what would he want with a place like this? Less he floats it up to Toronto on barrels.'

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Friday, June 6, 2008

"vang" tangent: sailing terminology

Boom vangs allow vertical adjustment of the boom. Tensioning the vang tightens the leech of the sail. Cruising sailors use the vang to keep the boom from rising downwind, while racing sailors use the vang as a primary shaping device for the main.
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Word of the Week (June 1-6): vang n also bang

June 1-6 Word of the Week

vang n also bang

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

vang n also bang. Cp EDD fang sb 7 'slice, a large piece cut from something'; SND fang n2 2 (1750-). Melted fat pork served on cod-fish (1937 DEVINE 35).

[1828] 1979 O'FLAHERTY 58 [What would be the horror] to see [the fishermen] regaling themselves on fish and bang, off the plate of Staffordshire.

1842 JUKES ii, 68 We dined on 'fish and vang,' which being interpreted means cod-fish and salt pork cut into 'junks' and boiled together, and with a mealy potato it is really a most excellent dish.

1914 Cadet 23 The rude fare of 'fish and vang' used by the fishermen was [Bishop Fleming's] diet... The Bishop had the sleeve of his coat well saturated with fish and vang (pork), for when the meal was cooked it was thrown out of the kettle on to the gangboards.

1955 ENGLISH 37 ~ fried salt pork. vang n Also: comb vang-board.

[1835] 1888 HOWLEY 316-7 [Bishop Fleming] [I was] leaning forward on that part of the false deck where the people laid the board for our meals; and even while partaking of their rude fare, as it was flung out of the pot upon the board,--for it usually consisted of pork and fish boiled together, which they call 'fish and vang'... [My sleeve] having been considerably impregnated with the juice of the fishermen's food, imbibed from the 'vang-board,' the entire sleeve, from the elbow, was eaten away by the dogs or the rats.

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