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Thread #25908   Message #567007
Posted By: Charley Noble
07-Oct-01 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Pull Down Below (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pull Down Below
Richard -

It looks to me that the terms you're puzzling over are borrowed "land terms" rather then similar sounding nautical terms; I'm sure you're aware of parts of the ship that are described as the saddle, the horse, etc., but I don't think that's the case here.