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46229.  Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:04 am Reply with quote

The .5p?

Ah, the Tiddler. I rememember as nipper counting out the coppers in my jar, and being forever annoyed, as you had to bank them in multiples of 50p, and they took forever to amount to that!



46572.  Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:06 pm Reply with quote

OED 1st edtion:

Abbreviator: An officer of the court of Rome, appointed … to draw up the Pope’s briefs

46908.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:42 pm Reply with quote

Falconer's Universal Dictionary of Marine

Retreat - "the order in which a French fleet retires before an enemy. As it is not properly a term of the British marine, any fuller account would be entirely out of place."

46940.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:58 pm Reply with quote



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