Posted by Smokey Stover on September 05, 2005
In Reply to: Darning the waters posted by Bruce Kahl on September 05, 2005
: : : I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE MEANING OF THE PHRASE" DARNING THE WATERS" I THINK IT MIGHT BE OF NAUTICAL ORIGIN.
: : Are you sure it wasn't "damming the waters"? As you know, "darn" is frequently used as a eupemism for "damn," which is pronounced the same as "dam." SS
: Darning the Water is the act of piloting a ship backwards and forwards while blockading a port or waiting for orders.
As in darning a sock, when you push the needle back and forth to stitch the sides of a hole together? SS