“…a ship’s boiler.”

I just heard the phrase ‘face like a ship’s boiler’ on a Britcom and suddenly remembered visiting the engine room of a large ship when I was 14 (somewhere between Port Klang and Madras. Not something passengers were invited to do but I somehow talked the engineering officer into taking me down there. The engines were huge. I had totally forgotten. I’ve had some moments.

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