scuttlebutt

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Gossip, rumour, idle chatter

Since their orders had come through, the “scuttlebutt” among the excited and curious crew had been of little besides the fabled “White City” .

A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship, around which sailors would gossip
{i} barrel of drinking water on a ship (Nautical); rumor, gossip (Slang)
a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
A keg of water on board ship, around which sailors would gossip
stories about other people's personal lives, especially stories that are unkind or untrue = gossip (scuttlebutt (19-20 centuries), from scuttled (18-19 centuries) (from SCUTTLE) + butt (15-21 centuries) (from botte, from buttis); because sailors gathered around the container to talk)
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