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Re: Shiver me timber.

Posted by ESC on December 02, 2003

In Reply to: Shiver me timber. posted by Popeye on December 02, 2003

: What's this odd phrase mean? Where's it from?

I can tell you that timber is: 2a c : a curving frame branching outward from the keel of a ship and bending upward in a vertical direction that is usually composed of several pieces united. (Merriam-Webster online)

See also http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/shiver-my-timbers.html