To the nines

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3 comments on this post.
  1. Elizabeth Lightwood:

    The CANOE theory is clearly rot because a three-masted square-rigger under full sail has upwards of twenty sails.

  2. OwenKL:

    Nines, being plural, make me think multiple nines are involved. 99% or to .9999… or more modernly, all scores above 9 in Olympic judging.

  3. Maarten:

    After reading this article I started wondering and came up with another possibility – could it be that “to thine eyes” garbled into “to the nines”?

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