William Finden noted, in 1842, that the wives and daughters of the Cullercoats fishermen searched for the bait, digging sand-worms, gathering mussels or seeking limpets and dog-crabs. In addition to this, they carried the fish to the market to sell them.
"When fish are scarce, they not unfrequently carried a load on their shoulders, weighing between three or four stone, to Newcastle, which is about ten miles distant from Cullercoats, in the hope of meeting with a better market." Aw's a Cullercoats fish-lass, se cozy an' free Browt up in a cottage close on by the sea; An' aw sell fine fresh fish ti poor an' ti rich-- Will ye buy, will ye buy, will ye buy maw fresh fish?
This time, the pandas will be in Canada for at least 10 years (a minimum of five years at the Toronto Zoo and five years at the Calgary Zoo).
Er Shun and Da Mao arrived from China in March 2013 and are now very settled into their new home in our Eurasia Wilds.
It must be frustrating because they could be earning money whilst retuning to their base.
Wouldn`t it be great if you could source a number of return loads so that you could run your vehicle more profitably?
This usage stems from Old English wif (woman) and is similar to the German Weib, also meaning "woman" (nowadays rarely used and usually in a pejorative sense).
Often the wives and daughters of fishermen, fishwives were notoriously loud and foul-mouthed, as noted in the expression, To swear like a fishwife.
It's a common dilemma for owner drivers that have drop offs to make around the country.
More often than not they run back empty because they haven`t got a backload to take.