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  • And the detail which in retrospect seemed to him especially interesting — the detail he had noted in passing at the time but had so far not returned to ponder on — was the exact quality of the reaction he had seen in the fat man's flabby bandit face when the Coroner had announced the name Simon Templar.

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  • Of sealing, said when one's ship and crew are in the midst of the main herd of seals. "Burned down in the fat" was said of the old steamships when a ship was "parked" in the main herd.

    "Father gave me a sign this evening that there's plenty of swiles over there just as I said."
    "Yah! Looks like they're burned down in the fat, Cap'n."
    --Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood, Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, Doubleday Canada, 1972.

    December 10, 2007