1. Baseball: a pitched ball that moves in a direction opposite to that of a curveball.
2. Informal: a crazy or eccentric person.
3. France: a handmade hardwood sphere, to which someone painstakingly attached screws at regular intervals along scribed lines.
4. Belle Brocante: a highly unusual find, possibly for sale. SOLD
Popular in the late 19th - early 20th century, Indian clubs were swung in choreographed patterns as part of an exercise regime to develop physical fitness. Indian clubs were featured in the gymnastics program during the Olympic Games in 1904 and 1932.
These particular clubs vary in weight from ¾ lb. to 1 lb., and are 14" to 16½" in height. $40 each.
The Marché aux Puces in Nîmes begins at 5:00 in the morning. The brocante girls were late, because they had stopped at the Anduze market first.
One gentleman was selling old books and prints from the back of his van. Stacks and stacks of landscape engravings, and images of religious figures. Serious men to a one, with equally somber long grey beards.
One plastic sleeve held five plates from the Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle. Late 1700s. Four plates relating to the classification of bird feet, and one of bird heads and beaks. Folded and creased, but otherwise in impeccable condition.
The price on the sleeve? Expensive. Pour tous? No. Each. Et pour tous? Expensive minus 18%.
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