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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I came across this one in Wikipedia. It could easily be a WTF typo, I guess. The sound isomorphy (is that a word?) is not there. But it makes sense to see ships drawn up on the beach as kneeling. There are a few dozen hits… caveat eggtor.
they were using silver for ballast instead of rock to bring it back to Spain including extorting and gathering from the Native Indians (the original wooden-ships of the Atlantic had rock ballast on the kneel of the ship for balance).
We’ve got a roundtripper. “Kneel over” sometimes replaces the nautically-derived “keel over:” https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch … 2&start=10