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25 July 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 26
19 July 2000
The presentation by a representative of Moss was very low key and decidedly unenthusiastic, or even interesting. The development area was covered in flats (vertical mixed uses buildings*) that were either 3, 4 or 5 story (see illustration in the last Bulletin). There were lots of circles with words like focal points and amenity areas and it was mentioned that the area was only 5 to 10 minutes (actually more like 15-25 mins) walking distance to the railway station. There were lots of diagrams of trees (a list of suitable shrubs that are resistant to salt burn has been included in the draft plan).
24 July 2000, Ray Hamblett noticed the same paucity of butterflies upriver near the old Cement Works, although he spotted a solitary Comma, and Gatekeepers and Red Admirals.
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Words of the Week
sustain | ssten | n. M17. [f. the vb.] 1 (A means of) sustenance. rare. M17-E18. 2 Mus. The effect or result of sustaining a note, esp. electronically. L20.
sustain | ssten
| v. ME. [AN sustein-, OFr. so(u)stein- tonic stem of so(u)stenir
(mod. soutenir) f. L sustinere, f. as SUB- + tenere hold, keep.] 1 v.t.
a Support the efforts, conduct, or cause of (a person); support (a cause
or course of action). ME-M18. b Support the argument, maintain, that. Now
rare. LME. c Support as valid, correct, or just. LME. d Be adequate as
a ground or basis for; substantiate, corroborate. E19. 2 v.t. Keep (a person,
the mind, spirit, etc.) from failing or giving way. ME. 3 v.t. Cause
to continue in a certain state; maintain at the proper level or standard.
ME. 4 v.t. Maintain or keep going continuously (an action or process);
carry on (a conflict or contest); spec. prolong (a musical note). ME.
5 v.t. Support life in; provide for the life or needs of; (of food) give
nourishment to. ME. b Support (life). LME. c Supply (a person's need).
rare (Shakes.). Only in E17. 6 v.t. Provide for the upkeep of (an institution,
estate, etc.). ME. 7 v.t. Endure without failing or giving way; withstand.
ME. b v.i. Bear up, hold out. LME-L16. c v.t. Bear to do, tolerate
that something should be done. Usu. in neg. and interrog. contexts. LME-E18.
8 v.t. Undergo or experience (something); esp. suffer (an injury or loss).
LME. b Bear (a financial burden). arch. LME. c Represent (a part or character);
play the part of. M16. 9 v.t. Support, bear the weight of, esp. for a long
period. LME. b Withstand (a weight or pressure). LME. c v.t. &
i. Hold (something) upright or in position. LME-E18.
sustainability n. the quality of being sustainable L20. sustainable a. (a)rare supportable, bearable; (b)able to be upheld or defended; (c)able to be maintained at a certain rate or level: E17. sustainably adv. L20. sustainer n. (a)a person who or thing which sustains, upholds, or maintains something; (b)a supporting structure; (c)Astronaut. an auxiliary engine to maintain motion after boosters have ceased to operate: LME. sustainment n. (a)arch. = SUSTENANCE 1, 2; (b)the action of sustaining: LME.
Lethe | lithi, -i | n. M16. [L f. Gk lethe forgetfulness, oblivion, f. leth-: see prec.] 1 In Greek mythology, a river in Hades whose water produced, in those who drank it, forgetfulness of the past (freq. in allusive phrs.); oblivion, forgetfulness of the past. M16. 2 Death. rare (Shakes.). Only in L16.
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Literature (Extract) of the Week
You are going down, perhaps,
by railway, to pass your usual six weeks at some watering-place along the
coast, and as you roll along think more than once, and that not over-cheerfully,
of what you shall do when you get there. You are half-tired, half-ashamed,
of making one more in the ignoble army of idlers, who saunter about the
cliffs, and sands, and quays; to whom every wharf is but a "wharf of Lethe,"
by which they rot "dull as the oozy weed." You foreknow your doom by sad
experience. A great deal of dressing, a lounge in the club-room, a stare
out of the window with the telescope, an attempt to take a bad sketch,
a walk up one parade and down another, interminable reading of the silliest
of novels, over which you fall asleep on a bench in the sun, and probably
have your umbrella stolen; a purposeless fine-weather sail in a yacht,
accompanied by many ineffectual attempts to catch a mackerel,
and the consumption of many cigars; while your boys deafen your ears, and
endanger your personal safety, by blazing away at innocent gulls and willocks,
who go off to die slowly; a sport which you feel to be wanton, and cowardly,
and cruel, and yet cannot find in your heart to stop, because "the lads
have nothing else to do, and at all events it keeps them out of the billiard-room;"
and after all, and worst of all, at night a soulless RECHAUFFE
third-rate London frivolity: this is the life-in-death in which thousands
spend the golden weeks of summer, and in which you confess with a sigh
that you are going to spend them.
Sussex is renowned for its Saxon churches. In the Adur valley and district there is extensive Saxon work in the Church of St. Mary in Sompting with its Rhenish Helm tower, as well as Saxon churches at Botolphs (St. Botolphs), Old Shoreham (St. Nicolas), Kingston Buci and Southwick. The nave at St. Botolphs church has been dated at AD 950.
Exactly when the church was named St. Botolphs is not known. This church may have once been called St. Peter de Venteri Ponte. This interesting because it seems to indicate that a bridge once crossed the navigable Adur in Norman times. Roman coins have been discovered at Botolphs.
Information from Revd.Timothy L'Estrange and Ray Hamblett
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