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Marry the Gunner's Daughter



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Marry the Gunner's Daughter. Old Navy nickname for a flogging, particularly when across a gun.

Mars. Fourth planet from Sun and, therefore, next outside Earth. Diameter is about half that of Earth. Has two satellites, Deimos and Phobos. Named after Roman god of war, on account of its ruddy colour.

Marsden Square. Area of Earth's surface bounded by meridians 10° apart and parallels of latitude 10° apart, so forming 100 squares. Used for identifying position of a meteorological report, first figure denoting latitude, second figure denoting longitude.

Mart 218 Master's Bond



Mart. To traffic. 'Mart' is often corrupted to 'Marque'.


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