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Note to stanza
 dæla (f.) ‘dale’: The term for a kind of gutter that was used to empty out the bilge water (Falk 1912, 6); cf. dalr ‘dale, valley’ (AEW: dæla and OED: dale, n.3). The word does not otherwise occur as a nautical term in skaldic verse, but it is used in kennings for ‘ship’ in later rímur (Finnur Jónsson 1926-8: dæla).
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