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Thread #166606   Message #4008730
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Sep-19 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
Subject: RE: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
Snuffy has it right. Going "down the hill" to a deep-water sailor meant heading south to Cape Horn or the Cape of Good Hope.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar