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GUEST,Jacqued Folklore: Merrily? (4) Folklore: Merrily? 26 Apr 08

This may be one for Charlie!   I have heard references to how old sailors used to pull on ropes to the command "merrily" "cheerily" or "handsomely".   Can anyone explain what these commands indicated, please? I'm assuming they referred to how the rope was pulled.

Many thanks,


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