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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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Today's topic: sails

crab-skuit - A small, open fishing boat with sails. More...

haul - Originally had the nautical meaning of "to trim the sails to sail closer to the wind." More...

sail - Once meant specifically "to travel on a ship with sails," and, later, "to travel on any ship"; figuratively, it means "to go through effortlessly," as in, "to sail through the exam." More...

three sheets to the wind - Pertains to chains that regulate the angle of sails; if the sheets were loose, the boat would become unstable and tipsy. More...

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coag
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:07:37 PM

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Daemon wrote:
crab-skuit - A small, open fishing boat with sails.

"Skuit" is probably a mistake. It could be "skiff".

"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."
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