Threshold

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  1. words1:

    from Peter Christopher Franck:

    The Danish word for “threshold” is “tærskel” (“æ” being a particular Norw. & Dan. diphthong consisting of “a” & “e”). The last part of this word may be derived from “shield”, albeit uncertain. See ODS (Dic. of the Dan. Lang.): http://ordnet.dk/ods/opslag?id=580775

  2. bigjohn756:

    In modern China they thresh rice by placing it in the roadway in the morning to let the traffic run over it. In the evening they are out in the street sweeping up and bagging the grains. At least they were doing that near Wuhan ten years ago when I was there.

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