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Re: The Whole 9 Yards

Posted by ESC on February 28, 2000

In Reply to: Re: The Whole 9 Yards posted by Gary Martin on February 27, 2000

: : I had always understood it to refere to the amount of fabric in a man's fully pleated kilt. As a theatrical costumer I *have* made them and it does take that much .

: Please see http://www.shu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/tp_post4.cgi?=411150 for some background on this.

: Gary

Maybe this is a clue. I was just reading a murder mystery that had a reference to pouring concrete to build a dam. The term "four-yard bucket" of concrete was used.