Mudcat Café message #2010860 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100324   Message #2010860
Posted By: Old Grizzly
29-Mar-07 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lowlands Low (Island Lass?)
Subject: RE: Origins: Lowlands Low (Island Lass?)
< Some "junk" was so well preserved that sailors used to carve it into sculpture. It had a texture and grain similar to mahogany according to C. Fox Smith and Stan Hugill.>

... and as testament to the longevity of naval stores these carvings still appear occasionally in antique auctions

....whereas if you eat a chinese meal, you are ready for another one in about half an hour.. :o)