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42588Re: Between Wind and Water

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  • POG
    Nov 19, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Bruner" <banbruner@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I ran across this nautical phrase while reading an account of Fort
      > Danaldson. Flag Officer Foote used it in describing the hits
      suffered
      > by his boats. "She was hit between the wind and water". Does anyone
      > know what this means?
      >
      > Bill Bruner
      >
      "She was hit between the wind and water" means above the waterline
      and below the top rail.

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