Isn't keel the underpart of a ship/boat, which balances it on/in the water?
In that case:
May the boat in which my love is, balance well, so it doesn't capsize and he
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Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: keel row
> Hi > > I've usually heard it as "Weel may the keel row" > Weel=well ,"keel" is a metonomy (or maybe synecdochy (please correct any > errors in rhetorical figures(or are those "tropes"?))-it's been a few
decades > and my reference works are currently unvailable ;-) ) for boat, row= > procede,travel or be rowed. > > so: "may the boat fare well" > > Often "laddie" rather than "lassie" in anycase, "beloved" > > If I'm wrong someone ,please ,correct me. > Kirk Bachler > > Twin Cities Branch,RSCDS > > -- > XxxxxxxxXX@xxx.xxx > >