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DYK: Have you turned the corner?

DYK: Did you know? Did You Know that Turned the Corner is a nautical term? When Ships  sailed past the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn were said to have ‘turned the corner’.   Three complete historical novels in one book Tapestry of Love Historical Series 2nd edition 2015 – Court records dating back to the 1630s […]

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DYK: Knuckle under comes from the 18th century – here is where the phrase came from

DYK: Did you know? Knuckle under means to give way or submit. The word knuckle in the 18th century,  was used used to mean ‘acknowledge oneself beaten; submit to another’s authority’ Dyche and Pardon, in their A dictionary of all the words commonly us’d in the English tongue, 1740, defined ‘knuckle’ like this: “Knuckle or knuckle down: […]