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  • I think this only applies to old time cargo carrying gaff-rigged sailing barges, but I suppose it could apply to yachts as well.

    March 27, 2008

  • also: the support for the bottom of a mast on a yacht

    March 27, 2008

  • cf: 'I used to be a werewolf, but I'm all right naoooooooo!

    March 27, 2008

  • I thought the interrobang was in a Palatino Linotype font, but I can't find it. I think the easiest way is the'Wingdings 2' font, & hit the '}]' key. Works for me.

    November 27, 2007

  • new one to me; are you sure it's not trireme?

    November 27, 2007

  • also an improvised sort of landmine, used for many centuries, also in WW1; whence the pen name of a British cartoonist who fought in that war.

    November 27, 2007

  • to my surprise, I find that the word seems to be of Hebrew origin; I always thought it was from the Cabal Ministry of Charles II Of England, whose ministers' names or titles were Clifford, Arlington,Buckingham, Ashley & Lauderdale

    November 27, 2007

  • also a village in Leicestershire, England; and the hunt (fox hunting association) of the same name - both antedating the tradename.

    November 27, 2007

  • 'prang' was actual WWII RAF slang, along with a lot of other stuff - the Pythons were just taking the mickey out of it

    October 29, 2007

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