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 Keelman (A).Keening. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Keelson or Kelson.
 
A beam running lengthwise above the keel of a ship, and bolted to the middle of the floor-frames, in order to stiffen the vessel. The word son is the Swedish svin, and Norwegian svill, a sill.)   1
 


 Keelman (A).Keening. 

 
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