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Old 10-13-2011, 01:37 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Nick_a View Post

The third I'm not absolutely certain of, but I'm pretty convinced that "recruit" should be "recoup"
Then he went for a voyage to recruit, and the ship broke her propellor-shaft

Nick_a, "recruit" is probably what's intended there. It was used as a synonym for "recuperate" in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the idea being that you were taking a break to recuperate your energies, or "gather your forces."

Some of the slang in these books is really unusual to our modern eye!
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