The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80985   Message #1480034
Posted By: Rumncoke
07-May-05 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lowlands Low (Warde Ford, Child #286)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: warde ford's lowlands low (#286)
It is the verb to bore - as in make holes, esp. with revolving tool - so my Pocket Oxford informs me.

So 'He bored her bright ships bottom'

Bright? Maybe it was shiny with copper plate, I supose.