Wetymologies : Limber, Scupper, Bilge

By William Sayers, published November 2004

Abstract

A detailed exploration of the etyomology of three terms limber, scupper and bilge. Reference is made to many languages referring to ancient general texts as well as considering the specific nautical technical context and nautical history and exploration. Arguments for and against various interpretations assessed and reasons given.

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Filed under: Medieval | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Shipbuilding & Design

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