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there are no reliable historical recordings of this practice.
It has even been suggested that the phrase is derived from a practice by North American Indians or Inuit of chewing animal hides during their spare time, and even of British farmers chewing on smoked pork, but again, there remains to be no evidence supporting these claims, and would require accepting a great deal of uncertainty in connecting the phrase from nautical origins to its modern metaphorical use.
It will reopen riverside next to the long awaited The Terraces development on Oxford Tce.
Like at its old home, Fat Eddies will be in an upstairs location channelling a dark, mysterious vibe.
is a UK-based website (now moved to uk) hosting a web forum, described as "The chat forum your mother warned you about", devoted to chat, gossip, and humorous banter and cartoons.The first in a string of new outlets will open at the Mc Kenzie and Willis precinct, neighbouring the Little High Eatery, in about a fortnight.It will be followed a third branch in Ferrymead, at 987 Ferry Rd, planned for an August opening.Prior to the adoption of metallic cartridges, most ammunition was composed of powder and a ball wrapped in paper or cloth soaked in animal fat, which was bitten open during musket drill.Soldiers were known to chew on these ends to pass the time and reduce nerves, and in some cases to stave off cravings for chewing tobacco.