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    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 24-Dec-05 14:14. To add hint)</P>Bear
    Cat
    Fish
    Horse
    Hounds
    Ox

    All these animals have something in common. Why?
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    HINT: to save reposting to myself, here is a little hint <img src=/S/sailing.gif border=0 alt=sailing width=25 height=25>
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    Re: In common

    Time for more clues <img src=/S/pirate.gif border=0 alt=pirate width=22 height=18> <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18> <img src=/S/sailing.gif border=0 alt=sailing width=25 height=25>
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    Re: In common

    OK time for an answer:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">They are all nautical terms

    Bear-Large squared off stone used for scraping clean the deck of a sailing man-of-war
    Cat-To prepare an anchor or cat o nine tails
    Fish-To repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood
    Horse-Attachment of sheets to deck of vessel
    Hounds-Attachments of stays to masts
    Ox- or Ox-Eye - A cloud or other weather phenomenon that may be indicative of an upcoming storm.

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    Re: In common

    I don't understand. The question was why do these animals have something in common, not what do these animals have in common. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I'm still working on the philosophical ramifications...
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    Re: In common

    Gosh, that was a surprise post, 13 months after the original question...

    Yes I see your pain.. i shall have to lie down in a darkened room and start philosophicatilarising thingy thinking <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>
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    Re: In common

    Only goes to show the impact your puzzles have - Rory had been brooding on it for over a year before he even dared to post a reply!

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