[Tagging] Wilderness huts

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 07:32:12 UTC 2014


On 01/04/2014 02:01, Dave Swarthout wrote:

> Fly mentioned shelter_type just now — another type of wilderness 
> accommodation is a basic shelter called a lean-to, a rough three 
> sided, roofed shelter, open to the elements on one side.

That's an odd use of the word 'lean-to'. Yes, a lean-to is a three-sided 
structure, but it's only a lean-to if it 'leans' against another 
structure which effectively supplies the fourth side. A free-standing 
lean-to is a contradiction in terms!

-- 
Steve



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