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Hence a ship is said to be tight, when her planks are so compact and solid as to prevent the entrance of the water in which she is immersed: and a cask is called tight, when the staves are so close that none of the liquid contained therein can issue through or between them.

William Falconer

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Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: Scottish Quotes
Born: 1732
Died: 1769

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