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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    get a fid, you'll suddenly enjoy splicing ropes everywhere
    Someone kindly relieved me of my fid. Even with a fid this lay is tough to open up.
    Cheers, Billy.
    Keeping it simple is complicated.

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    "For every thumb was a marlin spike and every finger a fid".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    Taught- past tense of to teach.
    Taut- to be tight (pun on the rope thing- geddit?!). Also used as maritime slang as a 'taut ship' - having a good crew- which by recent accounts, I am not yet proficient .
    Oh, I got it, Mitch. I was merely taking the punning another step.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppabillytea View Post
    Ha ha. It's not for any Land Rover, and it's just a standard splice.
    Looks like the anchor hawser from the Queen Mary.



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