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  • n. A swift boat used to carry messages; a dispatch boat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat.
  • n. See under Advice.

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  • This just in, on the last tide:

    Don't swim against the tide, or with sharks. Don't spit into the wind and do try to keep your head above water. Keep an even keel. Time and tide wait for no man, and women aren't too keen on it either. Your ship probably has come in already. A spare rudder and/or paddle are recommended.

    They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they see nothing but sea --Sir Francis Bacon

    All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. --King Solomon

    The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. --Thomas Jefferson

    There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. --Alfred Hitchcock


    January 5, 2013