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Re: Origin of knot as a nautical measure of speed
Posted: Nov 18, 2003 11:22 AM
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From: Victor Steinbok <Victor.Steinbok@verizon.net>

> Consider the
> following from the 1828 and 1913 Webster's:
>
> deadwood; deadwater or dead water (different composition in different
> dictionaries), deadworks; dead-door; dead-light; dead-eye; dead
> center; dead flat; dead freight; dead head; dead plate; dead point;
> dead rise; dead rising; dead wall (likely the closest related term)


Strange that they should miss "dead ahead" and "dead astern", which may be
even more closely related.


--Lou Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State College of Denver

http://clem.mscd.edu/~talmanl




Date Subject Author
8/30/99
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Greg Goodknight
8/30/99
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Carl LaCombe
8/30/99
Read origin of knot and Nautical
pat ballew
11/16/03
Read Origin of knot as a nautical measure of speed
Michael Lynskey
11/16/03
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Zeev Wurman
11/17/03
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talmanl@mscd.edu
11/17/03
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Greg Goodknight
11/17/03
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Ruth Walker
11/18/03
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talmanl@mscd.edu
11/17/03
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Victor Steinbok
11/17/03
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Ron Ferguson
11/17/03
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Greg Goodknight
11/17/03
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Victor Steinbok
11/17/03
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Wayne Bishop
11/17/03
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admin@educationallycorrect.com
11/17/03
Read Re: Origin of knot as a nautical measure of speed
Victor Steinbok
11/17/03
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Greg Goodknight
11/18/03
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Victor Steinbok
11/18/03
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Ron Ferguson
11/18/03
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talmanl@mscd.edu
11/19/03
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Michael Lynskey
11/17/03
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talmanl@mscd.edu
11/17/03
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Victor Steinbok
11/17/03
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Joshua Zucker
11/18/03
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