Sunday, January 3, 2010


Pannier: Pannier is a bread basket; these days it refers to saddle bags - a pair of baskets carried by people, pack animals or bicycles. Pannier shares its etymology with panatela, pantry, companion, and panini.
I noted a small band of coolies making their way down this path, laden like beasts of burden with great panniers of copper tied to their backs.
A Book for Today: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

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