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chained_bear commented on the word porcupine-lay
"'I shall never see her like again, sir. The loveliest young woman in Shelmerston.'
"'A lovely young woman indeed, Heaven,' that's the guy's name said Jack. Mrs Heaven, if I do not mistake?'
"'Why, sir, in a manner of speaking: but some might say more on the porcupine-lay, the roving-line, if you understand me.'
"'There is a great deal to be said for porcupines, Heaven: Solomon had a thousand, and Solomon knew what o'clock it was, I believe. You will certainly see her again.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 9
March 3, 2008
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