End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Jan 1996 to 16 Jan 1996 ************************************************ There are 14 messages totalling 275 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Another piggin reference 2. Theatre/ -er 3. Grants available to travel overseas 4. Apology/Thanks (2nd attempt) 5. A Query (4) 6. Denny's question reformulated (4) 7. Piggin (Bucket) 8. Flaming ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 22:02:22 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Another piggin reference A colleague of mine, Carl Berkhout, shared the following reference: Rudy: I trust that Moby-Dick and about five other texts also turned up in the search. > Chapter lxi > > STUBB KILLS A WHALE > > Partly to show the indispensableness of this act, it may here be > stated, that, in the old Dutch fishery, a mop was used to dash the > running line with water; in many other ships, a wooden piggin, or > bailer, is set apart for that purpose. Your hat, however, is the most > convenient.