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Offline Deskman

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1889 diary p8 giving up cricket
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 12:45 GMT (UK) »
One word has stumped me. Can you help?

'It seems ages since I used to play at Stortford & always got bowled out
directly till in disgust I gave it up & went bathing with old Lewis.
'

Thanks for any fielding of this.

The bold text is thanks to help here.

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Re: 1889 diary p8 giving up cricket
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 12:52 GMT (UK) »
till

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Re: 1889 diary p8 giving up cricket
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:03 GMT (UK) »
That's me clean bowled. Thanks Bookbox.

I think I'll go and sit in the dark of the pavilion

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Re: 1889 diary p8 giving up cricket
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:52 GMT (UK) »
 ;D

Well done, BB.

I wasn't 100% convinced about "bathing". It's not a typical "b" at the beginning (if, indeed, anything is typical for the writer...  :P). But then I looked back through previous posts and recently there was an example of "beauty" in a text, in which the "b" looked just like this one.

He does like to get our grey cells going...  :)

More, please!  ;D

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