Monday, June 29, 2009


tumbrel or tumbril \ˈtəm-brəl\ noun: 1. a farm tipcart, 2. a vehicle carrying condemned persons (as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution

Etymology: Middle English tomrel, from Old French tomberel, from tomber to tumble, perhaps of Germanic origin

“Any man has the God-given right to ascribe any meaning whatsoever as they tumbril by: S.E. Asia, Poverty, Napalm, G. Society….Moon, yet. Labels for ego, all.” — Walt Kelly, Easter Morning 1967, excerpted from the forward to Prehysterical Pogo (in Pandemonia)

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