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Caucus

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 25, 2001

I know it is not a phrase but anybody have anything on "caucus"?

There is an ancient germanic/romantic/latin word "kauka" meaning drinking vessel but then the trail gets cold.

One of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party was the Caucus Club of Boston whose sole mission was to oust the Brits from the US Colonies in the 1760s or so.

Since the New England Colonies were big on shipbuilding, were the members of said club workers who used "caulking"---a rubbery waterproofing material--hence the word "caucus" from "caulkers"?

Since my sources are mainly cyberdigital net objects I was hoping somebody had a book or 2 sitting on a real wooden shelf which could be accessed by human digits.
I thank you in advance,
bk

BTW,
For all you barbequers (sp?) this weekend:

Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri?
Ever notice how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?