[Dixielandjazz] "blivet" Defined

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Mon Sep 22 17:10:16 PDT 2003

Other meanings for the word "blivet" include

- an external fuel bladder sometimes used to increase the range of bombers
in WWII.
- a sac or pouch constructed of rubber or other thin, flexible material.
- any sort of expedient solution to a problem.

Can't vouch for the accuracy of these definitions, since I didn't go
drinking with any flyboys during WWII, so take this FWIW...

Paul Edgerton
Who has done some "hangar flying" himself.

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