[R] French Curve

From: Ken Knoblauch <knoblauch_at_lyon.inserm.fr>
Date: Sat 02 Apr 2005 - 00:28:25 EST

>I remember that my father had a French curve: it was a plastic template
>used for drawing which had several smooth edges of varying curvature.
>You could use it to draw a wide variety of curved shapes. No doubt the
>French called it something else.

Nobody, up and down the corridor here, of age to have used one, could think of a name, but we looked it up in a universal French dictionary on the web, and it came up with ``un pistolet''.

Ken Knoblauch
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