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Coffee Table Mantlet

For people who want to storm sofa forts
 
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The coffee table mantlet is a coffee table on large wooden wheels that looks very innocent.

However when a sofa fort is established people can lift off the top of the table, preserving whatever was on it, and unfold the base into a padded mantlet (a wheeled shield that provides cover from missiles during sieges). Kids can then wheel the mantlet back and forward, being careful to avoid carpet moats.

Aristotle, Jul 19 2002

Mantlet http://www.bumply.c...edieval/mantlet.htm
To let people know what I'm on about. [Aristotle, Jul 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Fort Sofa http://www.halfbake...om/idea/Fort_20Sofa
The central idea of this group. [Aristotle, Jul 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Priest's Hole http://www.xrefer.com/entry/513361
First link in Google. Trying to decide if this makes blissmiss ignorant or lazy. (What do they teach in history in American schools?) [DrCurry, Jul 20 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       I think you guys need your own special area to go play in (and which the rest of us can filter out).
DrCurry, Jul 19 2002
  

       Pssssst ! Aristotle ! DrCurry's hiding over there, behind the Pouffe Pillbox ..... load an armour-percing cushion in the Trebuchet .....
8th of 7, Jul 19 2002
  

       Good job I didn't post the Toy Box Siege Tower as well then ...
Aristotle, Jul 19 2002
  

       Put them all in the playpen stockade.
FarmerJohn, Jul 19 2002
  

       I'm hiding in the priest's hole until its all over...
po, Jul 19 2002
  

       Define: priest's hole
thumbwax, Jul 19 2002
  

       :) you know damn well what I mean Mr Wax.
po, Jul 20 2002
  

       [DrCurry] Elizabeth the first didn't persecute priests in the U.S.. In fact, that's pretty much what we're all about (as you should know).
phoenix, Jul 20 2002
  
      
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