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#110666 - 08/22/03 03:38 PM a wide-awake  
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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?




#110667 - 08/22/03 03:48 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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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!


#110668 - 08/22/03 04:18 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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unlikely that he was carrying a sooty tern!
the mental picture caught me off guard and made me choke on my morning tea!





#110669 - 08/22/03 04:25 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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took a tern for the worst, eh?



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#110670 - 08/22/03 04:29 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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and got tea all over my soot(y)


#110671 - 08/22/03 04:51 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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#110672 - 08/22/03 06:27 PM Re: a wide-awake  
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Leave no stone unturned, no tern unstoned, no mandrill's stern untoned.


#110673 - 08/26/03 12:19 AM Re: a wide-awake  
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Ha!



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