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Cutty Sark

a three-masted merchant clipper built in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869, now kept as a museum ship at Greenwich, London; badly damaged by a fire in 2007; restored then reopened in 2012
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named after the witch in Robert Burns' poem Tam O'Shanter, who wore only a cutty sark (short shirt)
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  • For all I know it may have been the cutty sark herself though certainly not on that fatal voyage.

    Notes on My Books Joseph Conrad

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