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GUEST, GEST Lyr Add: Old Fid (Bill Lowndes) (19) RE: Lyr Add: (The Authorised) Old Fid 23 Apr 03

Along with teak baulk, I found the definition of a fid in the American Heritage Dictionary also a bit of interesting nautical heritage. :-)

NOUN: 1. Nautical - A square bar used as a support for a topmast. 2. A large tapering pin used to open the strands of a rope before splicing. ETYMOLOGY: Origin unknown.

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