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RE: Kickboxing Cassowary
Looks to me like a bug has just flown into it's ear and it doesn't like it,
and blames the nearest.... tree.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Dann Pigdon
> Sent: Monday, 29 September 2008 9:02 AM
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> Subject: Re: Kickboxing Cassowary
> Quoting Augusto Haro <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Why would sickle-claws not to be cutting for defense? A
> cutting border
> > might help penetration.
> I sincerely doubt that keratin can hold much of a cutting
> edge. Even if it could to begin with, it'd be very difficult
> to maintain the edge for any length of time.
> The same is true of bronze or copper weapons. They hold a
> point well enough, and are good as spear heads or stabbing
> swords (for a while at least), but their slashing
> capabilities are limited (or at the very least, limited to
> just one good slash). A bronze sickle-sword would have done
> as much bludgening as slashing damage. It's thought that the
> word 'smite' originated from their use in battle (not quite a
> slash, not quite a heavy blow, but a little bit of both).
> Dann Pigdon
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