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"Tight" and "Taut" in Sailing ... (John Heelan, UK, 03/19/14 6:05 am) Cameron Sawyer will correct me if needed, but I seem to remember from my sailing school training--as as youth--that the mainsail and jib "sheets" (i.e. ropes) had to be kept "tight" ...
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"Tight" and "Taut"; "Hard" and "Slack" ... (Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 03/20/14 5:03 am) Actually, in response to John Heelan (20 March), we say "hard" and "harden up"; ...
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International Felt and the Huycks ... (David Fleischer, Brazil, 03/18/14 7:17 am) I would like to ask Ms. Mary Hilton Huyck a question about her husband's surname. Is he any relation to the Huyck family that owned a felt factory in Rensselaer, NY as of the 1940s ...
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RH and Soviet Union; Gus Hall at Stanford ... (David Pike, France, 03/18/14 9:54 am) Briefly, in reply to David Fleischer's questions of March 18: --Gus Hall apparent ...
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St Patrick's Day ... (John Heelan, UK, 03/17/14 8:59 pm) On this St Patrick's day, try being a Brit in Boston (or even worse, Merrimack, New Hampshire) on St. Patrick's Night! I used to adopt my Gaelic name, imitate my father's Waterford accent ...
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"Running a Tight Ship" and Prof. Hilton ... (Mary Hilton Huyck, USA, 03/17/14 10:11 am) Re: "taut" versus " "tight," I absolutely agree with Bill Ratliff (17 March). My father loved language and plays on words, and I suspect that he was simply teasing David Pike ...
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International Felt and the Huycks ... (David Fleischer, Brazil, 03/18/14 7:17 am) I would like to ask Ms. Mary Hilton Huyck a question about her husband's surname. ...
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St Patrick's Day ... (John Heelan, UK, 03/17/14 8:59 pm) On this St Patrick's day, try being a Brit in Boston (or even worse, Merrimack, New Hampshire) o ...
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