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Old 18th August 2009, 12:08 PM   #41
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Yes, verga is a piece of wood. So, the title "Countess of Vergara" implies she was a noblewoman in a woody land....


BTW: In Spain, a batel was an early type of medieval boat/small ship with a roundish, wide bottom, I believe they were known as cockles in the English world?

Originally Posted by Marc

Well, the word "verga" (eng. "yard", not the unit of length but the spar on a mast from which sails are set) has also a naval origin...

Hmm... there's that distinct feeling of a Ban Hammer looming in the horizon...
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