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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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Said Hollywood Park president Jack Liebau: "The scuttlebutt I heard a long time ago was that they were going to have it at Oak Tree for 2009, too.
It was not a runaway success, and over the years there has been more than a little scuttlebutt about its continued existence.
AS SOON as we're Princess Diana-ed out, along comes the relief cavalry, the Princess Margaret brigade with their ageing tittle-tattle and scuttlebutt.
Subscribers will get daily updates of Jefferson City happenings and shenanigans, including scuttlebutt on legislators' activities, such as the heavy drinking that goes on, Drebes said.
Alas, the scuttlebutt was then squashed, leaving the rest of the world's skate honchos wondering aloud in unison: "How can I get my hands on all them Inter-addys?
I delightedly homed in on a Mac staffer I hadn't seen for yonks (I'll spare her blushes and not name her) and ended up slipping from current workplace scuttlebutt to memories of school days.
According to scuttlebutt, this Lubavitcher squarely defeated every person he challenged, to the point where he was even gaining a following among both halves of the Crown Heights population.
A: The scuttlebutt is the military has lost interest in the 6.
The irony, of course, is that the names dropped during that supposedly private conversation would have come as no surprise to the media or the authorities because their sources of scuttlebutt are at least as good, probably far better, than Eriksson's.
In fact, scuttlebutt in Washington was that Nicolaisen had always said he planned to leave in the fall of 2005.
From the scuttlebutt I've heard and the number of flashy street-racer cars I've seen around base.
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.
Fox is a relation of the Mexican president, who, the scuttlebutt has it, flies into Bermuda at 3 a.
Usually meeting about once a month at the call of the chairman, companies exchange the latest scuttlebutt, organize themselves for trade missions, find out about upcoming trade shows or listen to an industry-related guest speaker.