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scuttlebutt

n. news; information; gossip. (The legend of origin is that the scuttlebutt was a butt [= cask, keg] of drinking water located near a scuttle [= hatch]. Sailors gathered there to exchange gossip.) What’s the scuttlebutt on the steeple clock? Why did it stop?
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And so is the scuttlebutt about the struggling state of our retail institutions.
Indeed, there has been a good deal of scuttlebutt in recent times that Gucci would sell, although it has always been met by the traditional denial from local management, who have invariably said the brand is scheduled for exciting new things.
While as a columnist I prefer policy to politics, my blog was filled with political scuttlebutt and speculation, the latest polls and observations on who was up and who was down.
Fox is a relation of the Mexican president, who, the scuttlebutt has it, flies into Bermuda at 3 a.
You mentioned that you had a concern that maybe they didn't know enough about women, which is ironic considering the scuttlebutt about Larry Wachowski.
Ghislain de Diesbach, who wrote a great book of scuttlebutt on Europe's royal families, had a fitting sense of humor about modern nostalgia for ancien regime pomps.
The scuttlebutt is that Intel and its Itanium partners, which will very likely include IBM Corp and Dell Inc as well as the vendors mentioned above, are getting ready for the launch of the Madison processor sometime at the end of June or in early July.
When I went there a year ago, Operation Anaconda was the scuttlebutt.
Wading in with 16 pages of hiphop scuttlebutt, scandal and tomfoolery is Trem, produced by Skins duo Captain and Dregz with illustrations from Fleapit's Junior Disprol.
So, the next time you get a drink of water from a scuttlebutt, switch on that light in your rack or even pull into a foreign port for some well-deserved liberty, remember to thank the Sailors working deep below the decks.
President Pat Doud, head brewer of the Scuttlebutt Brewing Company in Everett, WA, said the new association would strengthen the industry and help communicate to consumers.
It is interesting to note that all four of the temps in Clockwatchers are white; Iris is substituting for a black worker who is, according to office scuttlebutt, at home collecting insurance from a bogus workers' compensation claim.
If you pick up Reflections of a Radical Moderate hoping for some juicy scuttlebutt about the four different cabinet departments Richardson has headed, or the inside scoop about any of the administrations he has served in, or even the last word on Richard Nixon's 1973 firing of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, you will be frustrated.
I can't say if that's just scuttlebutt or it's real," notes Harvey Westbury, a veterinary virologist with the animal health lab.