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#204639 - 02/12/12 11:25 PM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: hogmaster]
Jackie Offline

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Ah! Draft horses, yes! (Hiya, olls.)

Good heavens: the draft horses were drawing a dray of hops to make draft, which their owners could drink whilst playing Draughts and feeling a draft coming in the window. crazy

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#204642 - 02/13/12 04:28 AM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: olly]
BranShea Offline
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Don't forget the horsies....

Nor the soldiers. "Jeremy escaped from being drafted by playing the lunatic. Which wasn't much of an effort."

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#204643 - 02/13/12 08:12 AM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: hogmaster]
Faldage Offline
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Not bad for a first draft of a list of different meanings.

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#204646 - 02/13/12 08:56 AM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: Faldage]
tsuwm Offline
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but before we start singing waught like waft, to rhyme with draft, it should be noted that the IPA is given as /wɑxt/ , where x is ch as in Scots loch (also, the verb waught, to drink or quaff in large draughts, predates our noun by a couple hundred years.)

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#204650 - 02/13/12 03:40 PM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: Jackie]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Hiya, olls

smile

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#204654 - 02/13/12 10:27 PM Re: All aboard that's coming aboard! [Re: olly]
Jackie Offline

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[waving madly e] smile

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