12 common words with nautical origins – The Week Magazine

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12 common words with nautical origins – The Week Magazine

The Week Magazine

12 common words with nautical origins
The Week Magazine
Aloof, meaning distant physically or emotionally, was originally a nautical word. When a captain wanted to "keep the ship's head to the wind," therefore staying "clear of a lee-shore or some other quarter," he'd order the ship to keep aloof. Aloof

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