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    #1

    ice along his course = ?

    "It is sailing on a Friday that causes sailors dread. Upon receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course."

    What does the phrase mean in red?

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    #2

    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Upon receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course, ...
    "wireless" = "radio"
    "Ice along his course" means "ice along the route that the captain of the ship was following."

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    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    "wireless" = "radio"
    "Ice along his course" means "ice along the route that the captain of the ship was following."
    The course means as follows?
    a line or route along which something travels or moves

    http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/course



    Is it correct?

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    #4

    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Yes, that's what I tried to explain with the colour coding!

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    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    "It is sailing on a Friday that causes sailors dread. Upon receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course."
    Where did you find this, Polyester? The second part of your text is not a sentence.

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    #7

    Re: ice along his course = ?

    I agree with Rover, and I think you read it wrongly, Polyester.

    This might help you understand the phrase better:

    Upon receiving reports of ice along his course by wireless...


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    Re: ice along his course = ?

    Polyester had punctuated the quoted text incorrectly. I tried to highlight that in post #2, but it would appear that the use of colour was more of a distraction.

    You can find the original here:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=8YZoBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT65&lpg=PT65&dq="Upon+re ceiving+reports+by+wireless+of+ice+along+his+cours e"&source=bl&ots=vo5tc0lSKW&sig=TPTIMP5GHrf4nnH-H4L9PJ8oR0I&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q="Up on receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course"&f=false

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