Re: [CW Navy and Marine Forum] "Horse Marine"
- NMProvost,Thank you.It is just interesting to know these things when someone asks.Otis
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From: nmprovost <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [CW Navy and Marine Forum] "Horse Marine"
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 1:05 AMGood Evening,
In the interest of providing accurate and confirmable information, the
"The Visual Encyclopedia of Nautical Terms Under Sail"
Crown Publishers Inc. New York
ISBN 0-517-53317- 0 77-28560
Section 10.10- "Sailors' Slang"
"Horse Marine- Clumsy or awkward seaman. Derived from the cavalry
regiments which used to serve aboard the old men-of-war, or from the
incongruous concept of a marine on horseback."
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