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2008-07-18 06:00:36

By Fiona Shepherd LEONARD COHEN, CASTLE ESPLANADE, EDINBURGH **** LEONARD Cohen's loss is our gain. On realising that a substantial portion of his fortune had disappeared, Cohen opted to undertake this first major tour in years to claw back a few of those lost pennies. His solvency depended on our attendance, if you like. And the crowd, in turn, were certainly not short-changed. Though his hand may have been forced, Cohen's concert on Wednesday night on the Castle Esplanade felt more...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.