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  • noun Plural form of scuttlebutt.


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  • In all ships it is the custom to carry one or more casks called scuttlebutts on deck, into which fresh water is pumped for the use of the crew.

    The Frozen Pirate

  • “Our captains have their own sources before the mast and around the scuttlebutts.”

    The Terror

  • “The scuttlebutts have been frozen solid for months,” said Peglar.

    The Terror

  • As newspaper reports mused on who would be tapped as the next Chairman of Lloyds TSB, the British banking behemoth insisted the scuttlebutts were drawing a blank--and they were right to a metaphorical extent.

    Lloyds TSB Appoints Blank As Chairman

  • Even though Sony said Monday it's still planning a spring launch, scuttlebutts are doing the rounds that it's now a question of how long the next generation system will be delayed--rather than whether or not it will be delayed at all.

    Stringer's Sony: Will PS3 Be Delayed?

  • He pointed to a few pesky market operators hankering for a moving share price as the real scuttlebutts.

    Trapani Denies Bulgari Sell-Out, Plans Hotel Venture

  • Believed to be trading below the value of its freehold property assets, scuttlebutts say certain private equity firms and property investors see Morrison's as a good catch.

    Morrisons Hires Rothschild, Prompts Talk Of Takeover

  • U.S. billionaire Haim Saban, the man who made his money from the spandex extravaganza Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has confirmed scuttlebutts that P7S1 Holding--the investment vehicle Saban presides over--will abandon plans to pursue alternative avenues for ProSieben.

    Saban: ProSieben Not For Sale

  • Though the story of Verizon Communications seeking new proceedings for a complete takeover of its Verizon Wireless joint venture with Vodafone Group may be a rolling fiction, the scuttlebutts refuse to die.

    Will Sarin's Vodafone Get New Verizon Wireless Bid?

  • Gareth Davis, the chief executive of Imperial Tobacco Group, the U.K.'s largest cigarette maker, seems keen as mustard to undertake a major acquisition--but the CEO has been mum on persistent scuttlebutts concerning a possible tie up with Spain's Altadis.

    Imperial Tobacco's Davis Craving An Acquisition?


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