The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151478   Message #3535615
Posted By: greg stephens
09-Jul-13 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'topsails all a quiver'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'topsails all a quiver'
I am with Gibb Sahib on this(as on most shanty matters). Quivering would definitely be a characteristic of a taut sail, rather than a floppy one. As to the characteristics of the upper parts of young ladies, I couldn't possibly comment.