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    cast loose off the Heads

    Hi,

    Can somebody enlighten me on the phrase "cast loose off the Heads"?

    (Five days later she (the ship) was towed out through the Golden Gates,and cast loose off the Heads, and so set sail upon the voyage that was to come so near to being her last.)

    Thank you

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    Re: cast loose off the Heads

    "cast loose" = let go, untethered and thrown to its fate upon the seas.
    "off the Heads" - outside the harbour.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Heads - an example of "the Heads"

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