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Thread #11353   Message #84047
Posted By: SeanM
04-Jun-99 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Subject: RE: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Odd... could 'navvy' have fallen into multiple usage? Most of the later shanties that I've heard it in refer to many of them, or at least plural, and I recall the use of it being used for something that sounds laborer-ish. Could it be a corruption based around some pilots putting in time on the stevedore crews for extra cash?

Jus' thinking...