Posted by Tom Napier on May 14, 2016 at 09:47:33 user Didymus.
In Reply to: Re: Dialects - and their translation posted by John Nichols on May 14, 2016 at 08:43:31:
Long after the days of S&A, the time interval "Shake of a lamb's tail" took on a precise definition. Scientists working on the Manhattan Project needed to specify how rapidly events were taking place during the explosion of an atomic bomb. Ten nanoseconds (a hundredth of a millionth of a second) became known as one shake. Once started, the explosion of a critical mass of uranium went to completion in about 80 shakes.
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