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#110666 - 08/22/03 11:38 AM a wide-awake
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
From anohter Sherlock Holmes story:
"An instant later our door opened, and a tall young man
entered the room. He was well but quietly dressed in
a dark-gray suit, and carried a brown wide-awake in
his hand. I should have put him at about thirty,
though he was really some years older."

Who knows what a "wide-awake" is?




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#110667 - 08/22/03 11:48 AM Re: a wide-awake
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
I believe it's a type of hat - but I know no more than that.

It is also a name given to the sooty tern, but I think it unlikely that he was carrying a sooty tern!


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#110668 - 08/22/03 12:18 PM Re: a wide-awake
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
unlikely that he was carrying a sooty tern!
the mental picture caught me off guard and made me choke on my morning tea!





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#110669 - 08/22/03 12:25 PM Re: a wide-awake
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
took a tern for the worst, eh?

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#110670 - 08/22/03 12:29 PM Re: a wide-awake
Zed Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
and got tea all over my soot(y)


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#110671 - 08/22/03 12:51 PM Re: a wide-awake
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Loc: Vermont


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#110672 - 08/22/03 02:27 PM Re: a wide-awake
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Leave no stone unturned, no tern unstoned, no mandrill's stern untoned.


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#110673 - 08/25/03 08:19 PM Re: a wide-awake
Zed Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Ha!


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