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Double entendre

A double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording, devised to be understood in two ways, having a double meaning. One of the meanings is obvious, given the context, whereas the other may require more thought; the innuendo may convey a message that would be too awkward, sexually suggestive, or offensive to state directly. A double entendre may exploit puns to convey the second meaning. Double entendres rely on multiple meanings of words, or different interpretations of the same primary meaning, they exploit ambiguity and may be used to introduce it deliberately in a text. Sometimes a homophone can be used as a pun; when three or more meanings have been constructed, this is known as etc.. A person, unfamiliar with the hidden or alternative meaning of a sentence may fail to detect its innuendos, aside from observing that others find it humorous for no apparent reason; because it is not offensive to those who do not recognise it, innuendo is used in sitcoms and other comedy where the audience may enjoy the humour while being oblivious to its secondary meaning.

A triple entendre is a phrase that can be understood in any of three ways, such as in the back cover of the 1981 Rush album Moving Pictures which shows a moving company carrying paintings out of a building while people are shown being moved and a film crew makes a "moving picture" of the whole scene. The expression comes from French double = "double" and entendre = "to hear". However, the English formulation is a corruption of the authentic French expression à double entente. Modern French uses double sens instead. In Homer's The Odyssey, when Odysseus is captured by the Cyclops Polyphemus, he tells the Cyclops that his name is Oudeis; when Odysseus attacks the Cyclops that night and stabs him in the eye, the Cyclops runs out of his cave, yelling to the other Cyclopes that "No-one has hurt me!", which leads the other Cyclopes to take no action under the assumption that Polyphemus blinded himself by accident, allowing Odysseus and his men to escape. Some of the earliest double entendres are found in the Exeter Book, or Codex exoniensis, at Exeter Cathedral in England.

The book was copied around AD 975. In addition to the various poems and stories found in the book, there are numerous riddles; the Anglo-Saxons did not reveal the answers to the riddles, but they have been answered by scholars over the years. Some riddles were double-entendres, such as Riddle 25 which suggests the answer "a penis" but has the correct answer "an onion". Examples of sexual innuendo and double-entendre occur in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, in which the Wife of Bath's Tale is laden with double entendres; these include her use of the word "queynte" to describe both domestic duties and genitalia. The title of Sir Thomas More's 1516 fictional work Utopia is a double entendre because of the pun between two Greek-derived words that would have identical pronunciation: with his spelling, it means "no place". Sometimes, it is unclear. For example, the character Charley Bates from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist is referred to as Master Bates; the word "masturbate" was in use when the book was written, Dickens used colourful names related to the natures of the characters.

The title of Damon Knight's story To Serve Man is a double entendre which could mean "to perform a service to humanity" or "to serve a human as food". An alien cookbook with the title To Serve Man is featured in the story which could imply that the aliens eat humans; the story was the basis for an episode of The Twilight Zone. At the end of the episode the line "It's a cookbook!" Reveals the truth. Double entendres are used in the Fourth Gospel as a narrative device to further the dialogue between Jesus and a character. A case in point is Nicodemus’ conversation with Jesus in John 3:3: "Very I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above/again.” Nicodemus selects the literal meaning of the word and wonders how one can enter the mother's womb a second time. But Jesus intends the figurative meaning. Double entendres accentuate the gospel’s theological singularities. For example, the narrator uses the verb “to be lifted up” to describe Jesus’ crucifixion in John 3:14, 8:28, 12:32.

In each instance, it has a second, theological meaning: He is exalted or glorified in this act. Shakespeare u

Ashok Kumar Walia

Dr. Ashok Kumar Walia is an Indian politician and was member of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Legislative Assemblies of Delhi, he is a member of the Indian National Congress party and represented Laxmi Nagar of Delhi in his 4th term. From 1st to 3rd term, he represented Geeta Colony, which after Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008 ceased to exist as an assembly constituency. Dr. Walia was born in New Delhi, he is a physician by profession. Dr. Ashok Kumar Walia was MLA for four consecutive terms, he has served as a State Minister in Sheila Dikshit's government and held Health, Urban Development, Land & Building portfolios. He was the Chairman of Trans Yamuna Area Development Board. First Legislative Assembly of Delhi Second Legislative Assembly of Delhi Third Legislative Assembly of Delhi Fourth Legislative Assembly of Delhi Delhi Legislative Assembly Government of India Politics of India Indian National Congress

Alsager railway station

Alsager railway station serves the town of Alsager in Cheshire, England. It stands next to a level crossing and is 600 yards from the town centre; the station is 6 1⁄2 miles east of Crewe on the Crewe to Derby Line, a Community rail line known as the North Staffordshire line. The station is managed by East Midlands Railway; the station is unstaffed. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, it was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway company on 9 October 1848 became part of the London and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948; when Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways. The line through Alsager was electrified in 2003 so that it could be used as a diversionary route between Kidsgrove and Crewe during the West Coast Main Line improvement work; as of August 2019, Alsager is served by trains operated by London Northwestern Railway and East Midlands Railway and is served by two trains per hour in each direction.

The current off-peak service on Monday-Saturday from the station consists of: One train per hour in each direction operated by East Midlands Railway between Crewe and Derby. One train per hour in each direction operated by London Northwestern Railway between Crewe and London Euston via Birmingham New Street. On Sundays there is at least an hourly Crewe - London Euston service for most of the day serving the station and after 14:00 there is an hourly service between Crewe and Derby. Notes SourcesQuick, Michael. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology. Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. Station on navigable O. S. map Train times and station information for Alsager railway station from National Rail Pictures of the station during diversions

Rescue craft

A rescue craft is a boat, ship or aircraft used in rescuing. The most common are Lifeboat for Inshore and closer to shore rescues. For operations further out from shore helicopters & ships are used. Most Government agencies rely on larger ships for rescues further from shore such as Royal Navy ships in the United Kingdom and Coast Guard Cutters used in the USA; the UK uses both the Royal Air Force SAR and UK Coastguard for helicopter rescues and the USA uses the United States Coast Guard for theirs. There were attempts as early as the 14th century to aid shipwreck victims with the Chinese training in resuscitation for the drowning, as well as Portugal and Sweden in the 1690s ordering that ships should be sent to sea to rescue shipwreck survivors, but the first mention of lifeboats was in China where boats were used to rescue people from the rivers in 1737; the development of the seaplane meant that aircraft could be used to rescue people but was limited as they could not land or take off in heavy seas.

Helicopters overcame this problem as they were able to hover over the victim and give aid by dropping a line to them with either a basket or diver to assist their extraction. Many types of boats and ships are used, ranging from 2 man inflatables, such as the IRB's, through RHIB's all the way up to larger purpose built vessels. For offshore and far from coast rescues operations most countries rely on Naval or Coastguard ships for these operations For submarines which have got into difficulty there are specialised rescue submarines and support ships such as the NATO NSRS and the USA's DSRV There are still smaller boats which may be used on inland waters such as lakes or estuaries where the waters are calmer and shallow; these boats are hand powered. Cronulla District Lifesaver Rescue Service

Lycoming O-145

The Lycoming O-145 is a family of small, low-horsepower, four-cylinder, air-cooled engines. It was Lycoming Engines' first horizontally opposed aircraft engine and was produced from 1938 until the late 1940s; the family includes the reduction-geared GO-145. The O-145 received its Approved Type Certificate on 13 Jun 1938; the O-145 was produced in three major versions, the O-145-A rated at 55 hp, the -B rated at 65 hp, -C rated at 75 hp. The "B" model was the major production model, with the "A" and "C" produced in much smaller quantities. All models of the series had the same bore and displacement, additional horsepower being generated by increasing compression ratio and maximum rpm. All use Marvel MA-2 or MA-2-A carburetor; the dual ignition versions use two Scintilla SF-4L, SN4LN-20 or -21, Superior SMA-4 or Edison-Splitdorf RMA-4 magnetos. The original O-145-A produced 55 hp at 2300 rpm, weighed 165.5 lb, featured single ignition. In an attempt to compete with the Continental A-65, Lycoming boosted the rpm and power output to 65 hp at 2550 rpm, 75 hp at 3100 rpm.

The O-145 had a hard time competing with the same horsepower Continentals due to its smaller displacement, which resulted in a steeper torque curve. The GO-145 is a geared model, introduced in 1938, that uses a 27:17 reduction ratio gearbox to produce 75 hp at 3200 crankshaft rpm, giving 2013 propeller rpm; the engine employs a gearbox bolted to the front of the engine and the resulting engine weighs 193 lb without starter or generator. The GO-145 suffered from a poor reputation for reliability, because pilots mis-handled the engine, running it at too low a cruising rpm and causing gearbox wear as a result; the series' type certificate expired on 2 November 1950 and no O-145-B1 or -C1 or GO-145-C1s engines produced after 1 August 1941 and O-145-B2, -B3 or -C2, or GO-145-C2 or -C3s produced after 24 August 1949 are eligible for certification. The single ignition O-145-A series, O-145-B1, -C1 are not covered by the original type certificate. Lycoming replaced it with the O-235 series. O-145-A Four-cylinder, direct drive, 55 hp, single ignition O-145-A3 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 55 hp, single ignition, with starter and generator installed O-145-B1 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 65 hp at 2550 rpm, single ignition, 155 lb O-145-B2 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 65 hp at 2550 rpm, dual ignition, 166 lb O-145-B3 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 65 hp at 2550 rpm, dual ignition, 169 lb O-145-C1 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 75 hp at 3100 rpm, single ignition, 155 lb O-145-C2 Four-cylinder, direct drive, 75 hp at 3100 rpm, dual ignition, 166 lb GO-145-C1 Four-cylinder, reduction gearbox, 75 hp at 3200 rpm, single ignition, 182 lb GO-145-C2 Four-cylinder, reduction gearbox, 75 hp at 3200 rpm, dual ignition, 193 lb GO-145-C3 Four-cylinder, reduction gearbox, 75 hp at 3200 rpm, dual ignition, 195 lb O-145Aeronca Chief 50L, 50LA, 65LA Aeronca Super Chief 65LB Aeronca Tandem 50TL, 60TL, 65TL Airdrome Fokker D-VIII Luscombe 8B Mooney Mite M-18L Piper J-3L Cub, most the 65 hp version Piper J-4F Cub Coupe Piper PA-8 Skycycle Carlson Skycycle Piper PA-15 Vagabond Porterfield Collegiate LP-50, LP-55, LP-65 Taylorcraft BL series Taylorcraft DL Taylorcraft Plus CGO-145Piper J-5B Cub Cruiser Funk B75L General Skyfarer Rich Twin 1-X-2 Shirlen Big Cootie Stinson 10B Voyager Data from Type Certificate 210 Type: Four-cylinder, reduction-geared engine Bore: 3.625 in Stroke: 3.500 in Displacement: 144.5 in³ Dry weight: 193 lb Fuel system: Stromberg NA-S2 or NA-S2A or Marvel MA-2 or MA-2-A carburetor Fuel type: minimum 73 octane Cooling system: air-cooled Power output: 75 hp at 3200 rpm Specific power: 0.52 hp/in³ Compression ratio: 6.5:1 Power-to-weight ratio: 0.39 hp/lb Comparable engines Continental O-170 Franklin O-150Related lists List of aircraft engines

Wally Hanlon

Walter Andrew Hanlon was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Football League as a winger for Brighton & Hove Albion, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and Crystal Palace. He played non-league football for Sudbury Town. Hanlon began his career at Clyde. In 1946, he signed for Brighton & Hove Albion where he made 72 appearances over the next two years, scoring four goals, he spent a season with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, where he made 19 appearances, scoring three times. In July 1949, Hanlon signed for Crystal Palace. Between and June 1955, he made 125 League appearances for the club, scoring nine times, he moved into non-league football with Sudbury Town. Hanlon was granted a benefit match by Crystal Palace, which took place on 30 April 1954, against a London XI. Hanlon died on 23 April 1999. Wally Hanlon at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database Wally Hanlon at