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2007-09-17 - 8:52 a.m.

There is, as someone's fictional grandma might say, a lid for every pot.

(Note: this is not a drug reference.)

Last week, I reported learning the Masonic handshake. This week, the stunning trade secret I learned--from a Freddy's patron, no less--is that bowmakers use mastodon tusk for the tips of bows, now that ivory from elephants is illegal (and Ivory soap doesn't work).

I find this mystifying and romantic, and seemingly a tall tale, but it's true.

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