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Coffee Table Mantlet   (+2, -2)  [vote for, against]
For people who want to storm sofa forts

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]

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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