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aye aye

An affirmation that a request or order has been understood and will be carried out directly. Originates from the Royal and US Navy, where it is an official reply to a command issued by a superior officer. A: "Can you be sure to pick up some eggs when you go to the supermarket?" B: "Aye aye!"
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His sire Captain Rio was a mudlark, yet it was on the fast side when Aye Aye Digby scored last time.
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I got shoved at the head of the train as we all sang, "Aye aye conga, aye aye conga" all down Daisy Farm Road.
AYE AYE CAP'N: Peter Kenny with his boat at Liverpool Marina
Run on selected dates from Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14, there will be a chance to visit Discovery Trail too, with its great all-weather facilities which include Creepy Crawlies, to see all kinds of creatures that go "creepy crawlie" in the night; Seaquarium where there are magnificent displays of tropical fish from all around the world; Twilight Cave to see free flying bats, jumping rats and the rare and mysterious Aye aye; along with Mark O'Shea's Reptile World - which incorporates the new Record Breakers Exhibit - come face-to-face with some of the deadliest, largest, heaviest and longest snakes and reptiles from around the globe.
MR BROCKLEBANK notes that, in an attempt to improve Anglo-Prussian relations, Stan Board-man, the buck-toothed Liverpool comic, has recorded a song to the tune of She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, with the diplomatic line: "Singing aye aye yippee yippee aye, the German's bombed our chippy, singing aye aye yippee yippee aye." To further delight England's hosts in the forthcoming World Cup, Boardman includes an orchestral passage from Eric Coates's stirring Dam Busters March.
The Johnny Levins-trained Aye Aye Skipper followed up last Wednesday's victory at Killarney over 1m1/2f by dropping back a couple of furlongs in trip to win at the Curragh on Sunday.
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY 6.05 GREEN EARTH 6.35 SPEED THE PLOUGH 7.05 OXLIP 7.35 AYE AYE DIGBY 8.05 ALBAQAA 8.35 DUCAB 9.05 MASH POTATO 6.05 GREEN EARTH 6.35 SPEED THE PLOUGH (NB) 7.05 SMUGGLERS GOLD 7.35 BLUE JACK 8.05 ALBAQAA 8.35 DUCAB 9.05 COULOIR EXTREME GOOD (GoingStick 8.1; Watered) LIVE ON ATTHERACES DRAW: Low often enjoys a handy edge over sprint distances, but prone to some variation.
WINDSOR: 6.05 Highlife Dancer, 6.35 Narborough, 7.05 Oxlip, 7.35 Aye Aye Digby, 8.05 Cruiser, 8.35 Ducab, 9.05 Mash Potato.
aye aye cap'n Who were the captains of these ships?
In the other sprint handicap (4.40) Killarney winner Aye Aye Skipper gets the nap vote.
AYE AYE, CAPTAIN Matt Ashwood and the MV Loch Shira
EPSOM: 6.15 Cantor, 6.45 Hipster, 7.20 Ampleforth, 7.55 Welsh Nayber, 8.30 Henry Clay, 9.00 Aye Aye Digby.