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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"ROADMASTER" (THE NEWER AND LARGER VESSELS OF MORE ENGINE RPM AND
SPEED).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"PUSHING A BIG BONE" (A VESSEL AT FULL SPEED SEEN FROM A DISTANCE
WITH MUCH FOAM BOILING AVOUT THE BOW).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"WET BOAT" (A VESSEL TAKING HEAVY SEAS).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"WHALEBACK" (TYPE OF VESSEL PECULIAR TO THE GREAT LAKES, HAVING A
ROUNDED, SUBMARINE-LIKE (WHALE LIKE) DECK:A RARITY IN 1970, ONLY ONE
PLYING THE WATERS (CARRYING OIL)).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Underworld

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"SHARP END" (BOW OF A FREIGHTER)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"DRAGGIN' BOTTOM" ( EVIDENCE OF A MUD WAKE IN RIVERS AND CHANNELS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"HUMPING" (THE VESSEL SHUDDERS WHEN THE KEEL IS BUT FIVE OR SIX
INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM, AND WHEN THE SHIP IS LOADED HEAVILY.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

WITH LARD IN MY HAIR, AND MY EARS PINNED BACK . . .

Submitter comment: MEANING: DRESSED UP SMARTLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ; TRAVERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

WITH LARD IN MY HAIR, AND MY EARS PINNED BACK . . .

Submitter comment: MEANING: IN A VICTIMIZED POSITION, FROM EMBARRASSMENT OR
PUNISHMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ; TRAVERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

CRAZY LIKE A FOX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: I WENT TO THE WOODS AND FOUND IT. I SAT ME DOWN TO LOOK FOR IT.
I BROUGHT IT HOME WITH ME BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND IT. WHAT WAS IT?
A: A THORN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; BUILDINGS (Q) ; NATURAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"DOUBLE SEA RUN" (CRISSCROSSING WAVES CAUSED BY A WIND SHIFT.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

THE "CHARLIE NOBLE" (COOK'S SMOKESTACK: CHIMNEY FROM COOKSTOVE
PROTRUDING THROUGH BULWARK.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"SOUND THE SIDE TANKS" (DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF WATER IN BALLAST
TANKS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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VOCABULARY: GREAT LAKES SAILING

"GLASS" (BAROMETER)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 02-21-1970

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LOCAL LEGEND: THE THREE BEARS (THE MOTHER AND HER TWO CUBS)

AN ENORMOUS FOREST FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE WISCONSIN SIDE OF LAKE
MICHIGAN. A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS WERE FORCED TO SWIM
TOWARD THE MICHIGAN SIDE TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES. SHORTLY BEFORE
THE TWIN CUBS REACHED THE MICHIGAN COAST NEAR LELAND, THEY GREW
EXHAUSTED AND DROWNED. THE MOTHER BEAR, A STRONGER SWIMMER,
REACHED LAND FIRST AND, UNAWARE OF HER CUBS' FATE, FELL INTO A
DEEP SLUMBER TO AWAIT THEIR ARRIVAL. THE CUBS NEVER ARRIVED,
BUT CAN BE SEEN FROM THE SHORELINE AS NORTH AND SOUTH MANITOU
ISLANDS. THE BEAR STILL SLEEPS; THE ENORMOUS SANDY BLUFFS TO
THIS DAY ARE KNOWN AS SLEEPING BEAR DUNES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LOCAL LEGEND: THE THREE BEARS (THE MOTHER AND HER TWO CUBS)

AN ENORMOUS FOREST FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE WISCONSIN SIDE OF LAKE
MICHIGAN. A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS WERE FORCED TO SWIM
TOWARD THE MICHIGAN SIDE TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES. SHORTLY BEFORE
THE TWIN CUBS REACHED THE MICHIGAN COAST NEAR LELAND, THEY GREW
EXHAUSTED AND DROWNED. THE MOTHER BEAR, A STRONGER SWIMMER,
REACHED LAND FIRST AND, UNAWARE OF HER CUBS' FATE, FELL INTO A
DEEP SLUMBER TO AWAIT THEIR ARRIVAL. THE CUBS NEVER ARRIVED,
BUT CAN BE SEEN FROM THE SHORELINE AS NORTH AND SOUTH MANITOU
ISLANDS. THE BEAR STILL SLEEPS; THE ENORMOUS SANDY BLUFFS TO
THIS DAY ARE KNOWN AS SLEEPING BEAR DUNES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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If you tip a cow when it is asleep the milk from that cow
will become sour.

Submitter comment: A farmer told our family this story when we stopped to
buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from his farm on our
way to Traverse City.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): drink, sour.

James Callow Keyword(s): cow tipping

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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PROVERBIAL

MY STOMACH FEELS AS IF MY THROAT WAS CUT....

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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TAUNT

AN INSULT: WHERE DO YOU GO ?--YUBA U.?
OR WHERE ARE YOU GOING AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, YUBA U.?

Submitter comment: YUBA IS A HICK TOWN TRADING POST IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN.
ASKING SOMEONE IF THEY ARE GOING TO YUBA UNIVERSITY
IS MEANT AS AN INSULT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-02-1970

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