Archaic Definition of the Week – Rummage

RUMMAGE _Arrimage‘ is French for the ship’s cargo. Damaged and unwanted goods were sold at an arrimage sale, hence the derivation of today’s rummage sale.  ‘Rummaging‘  — searching through a jumble — comes from this nautical source.

The Pirate Dictionary by Terry Breverton.

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  1. Very interesting. That’s one of my favorite words. 🙂
    Also, I wanted to say I like the new set-up here. Very clean and easy on the eyes. Nice work!

  2. Sadly, it has nothing to do with rum. (Unless rum is the cargo!)

    And, thanks! This theme certainly has more room. I’m thinking of applying Typekits fonts to it; I prefer the serifs.

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