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2 minutes ago, mross said:

OED has "Late Middle English: probably an alteration of obsolete windas, via Anglo-Norman French from Old Norse vindáss, literally ‘winding pole’."

On the old sailing ships the windlass was operated by men pushing on radial, wooden poles.  

So it would be synonymous with "capstan"?

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8 minutes ago, Athy said:

So it would be synonymous with "capstan"?

I think a capstan is just a type of windlass as it is sometimes called a capstan windlass.  Capstans have a vertical axis.

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Burglar alarms... Pointless full stop even on a house.

Rosie and Jim dolls, ive said it already but it must be repeated...

Flags of your country, when you are from another country that is, nobody cares what country you are from.

 

 

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On 20/07/2017 at 12:14, Dave Payne said:

Flags of your country, when you are from another country that is, nobody cares what country you are from.

 

 

Back in 80s when designer clothes were all the rage, my mate had a tee shirt bearing the slogan:

"Its not who you are,
its what you wear.
Who cares who you are anyway?
"

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7 minutes ago, Furness said:

A woman who can't steer the boat,won't operate locks,can't cook,and doesn't like sex.

What about polishing brass?

 

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On 7/5/2017 at 15:19, zenataomm said:

Being a member of the Travelling Bargees Association or whatever they call themselves.

Apparently Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan tried to stage a reunion but the others were not interested.

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47 minutes ago, Furness said:

A woman who can't steer the boat,won't operate locks,can't cook,and doesn't like sex.

I hope your wife never comes on here. :P

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1 hour ago, Furness said:

A woman who can't steer the boat,won't operate locks,can't cook,and doesn't like sex.

Just to ingratiate myself with the ladies and because I can be a bit of a creep that list could include quite a few men (But even if some men aren't very good at that last bit we can usually mend things)

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27 minutes ago, Bee said:

Just to ingratiate myself with the ladies and because I can be a bit of a creep that list could include quite a few men (But even if some men aren't very good at that last bit we can usually mend things)

So, you are ambivalent [as they say]. Sometimes best to leave the forum for a few days ....................

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30 minutes ago, Bee said:

(But even if some men aren't very good at that last bit we can usually mend things)

Or even just change the batteries in the Rabbit.

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16 minutes ago, carlt said:

Or even just change the batteries in the Rabbit.

Apparently you will have to do so much less frequently with Duracell as they 'last up to 10x longer'.

(But it may not apply to other makes of Rabbit)

 

Image result for duracell rabbit

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