I thought I had replied… but looks like perhaps I got distracted and didn’t press the submit thingy… oops. Thanks Gord. My preference is waxables. Oh and length of skis too. Would be nice to have a ballpark what the asking price is. This season has certainly taught me that my skinny/racer-style waxless 208cm-long Rossignal X-iums are invaluable given that I’ve used them about 5 out of my 11 outings. Having a wider metal edge would certainly extend the possibilities for Shag, Confed, WBC, etc… for all seasons.
The black oak tree was used the same as the red oak. Its bark was the raw material that medicines and remedies were derived. Its bark was used in the process for tanning leather. Black oak grew throughout the old Confederate States and especially in the Great Dismal Swamp of Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina. Jack a slave in Hilton Head, South Carolina used the oak to aid in his escape. According to historian Edda L. Fields-Black, Jack, “cut a lot of rushes and a tough oak-tree for splints” then spent two days weaving a basket-boat, which he caulked with cotton picked in the fields. He smeared the cotton with pitch made by “cutting into a tree and catching the gum, which [he] boiled in a kettle”.
O'Brien's antagonism towards the AOH was counter-productive in mobilising the Catholic clergy, with one or two exceptions, behind the official IPP-UIL candidates. O'Brien felt as if he were under siege from clerical forces and wrote despondently "We have to deal with a confederacy of the priests of this country to strangle the AFIL and to strike down its standard-bearers".  The competition between the rival nationalist parties in Cork was, at times, extremely violent. In the general and council election contests of 1910 and 1914 in the city, a total of 11 people were shot and two killed in clashes between IPP-UIL and AFIL supporters. Many more injured in street brawls between the rival parties