Guess The Anchorage
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Salty Dog Talk
The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Salty Dog Talk by Bill Beavis and Richard McCloskey (Adlard Coles Nautical, 9781472907981, £8.99)
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One of several colloquialisms which describes a sailing ship’s heading relative to the wind or to another vessel. A ship is said to bear up when she brings her head closer into the wind; when she bears away it means she is steering further from the wind. To bear down is to steer towards an object – and frequently this meant an enemy ship, hence the suggestion of a threat; while overbearing means simply to come close.
Can you work out these boating anagrams?
Hip he pass
Elation can cat
An calm a
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Two girls were born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year and yet they are not twins.
How can this be?
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Anagrams: shipshape, Atlantic Ocean, almanac
Brainteaser: The two babies are two of a set of triplets.
Anchorage: Bembridge Harbour