Invention of the windmill


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According to the late Alan Coren
The windmill was invented for the sole purpose of filling up the blank bits in the back of 16th-century Flemish paintings.
It's a common anecdote, surfacing again because a collection of his writings has just been published, but it's best related by Sandy Toksvig, whose definition on Call My Bluff it was a response to.
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Item: #707, Posted: 10/10/08.


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