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RE: Nautical Terms

 by Voltman , Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:14 am

No Room to Swing a Cat (o' nine tails), this one had never occurred to me.
It refers to a cramped space.

The Cat was kept in a canvas bag so "Letting the Cat out of the Bag" was a dead giveaway that someone was about to be flogged.


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Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms mikejee 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.31.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.31.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.31.2010
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