[LMB] OT: Backups using My Book Live

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Sun Jun 27 21:24:16 BST 2021


On Jun 27, 2021, at 3:59 PM, baur baur via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> no - the romans diid collect a lot piss .. among other things it was used to bleach fabrics as well as a mordant for dieing of fabrics
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> so putting up amphoras to piss into at street corners and other places was not unknown ..  

Used in tanning leather, too, wasn't it?  I seem to remember it's rather a feature in Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove's Household Gods (in which a modern lawyer wishes that she could go back to the simple life of the late Roman Empire, ha!).

Katherine


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