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WINDFALL - ORIGIN

Wednesday May 18th, 2011
WINDFALL - ORIGIN

During the golden age of wooden ship building many English landowners were forbidden to fell and sell timber as it was reserved for building ships for the Royal Navy. However there was a loophole. If a tree was blown down the landowner could use or sell the timber to whoever he wished. Hence the term ‘windfall’ meaning a financial bonus.
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