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TEST: Here's the answer:  The word is Posh. It stood for “port out, starboard home.” On the way to India, the hot afternoon sun is on the right—or starboard—side of the ship as you sail down the west coast of Africa. On the way back, it’s on the port side, and a traveler desiring to avoid that hot sun wanted a room on the opposite side of the vessel.

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