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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000117.txt from 2004/08

From: "Dee D. Flint" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bore Texture
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 12:47:27 -0400

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From: "Ormondtoby Montoya" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Bore Texture

> Ken Shaw wrote:
> > "Moennig taper" barrels, with a slight "wasp waist"
> > in the bore
> I feel a bit foolish asking this, but it's a sincere question:
> A wasp's "waist" is not where some peope think it is. So when you say
> "wasp waist", do you mean a constriction or a bulge in the middle?
> Thanks,
> Ormond

A 'wasp waist' refers to a constriction even though that is not really the
correct anatomy term for an actual wasp. That is just one of the oddities
of English.

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