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    • ( get a) _warm_

    • warm a, n
    • 1924 ENGLAND Vikings 45
    • 'Twas a spectacle worth seeing, those Viking sons of the North slopping Worcestershire and divers ardent sauces into the 'scouse or over their other tucker...then gulping pints of tea. Anything to "get a wahrm"!
    • (a canvas) camp

    • canvas n
    • 1977 BUTLER Sposin I Dies 64
    • I borrowed a canvas camp, ... and made ready for the trip.
    • (a paying)voyage

    • voyage n
    • 1977 BUTLER Sposin' I dies 67
    • The Cape Boats as well as inshore fishermen were severly handicapped in their efforts to catch a paying voyage of fish. Dogfish which were so plentiful made it impossible to use baited trawls.
    • (a) luff

    • (a) luff
    •  
    • Confused student, I think. It's a standard naut. direction 'into the wind' or 'up-wind of' withdraw?
    • (admiral's) room

    • admiral n
    • [1711] 1895 PROWSE History 271
    • Crowe's Laws: ...one storehouse on admiral's room..One store-house on the vice-admiral's room.
    • (aft) tarps  n

    • tarps n
    • 1987 POOLE 4
    • The holds of these vessels reached from the forward part of the cabin to the aft tarps. The length of this space would be six feet long.
    • (after)cuddy

    • cuddy n
    • 1981 SPARKES 184
    • In the stern portion of the boat (the after cuddy) was the bottom of an old stove, or discarded oven door, anything that was fire-safe.
    • (all) hands

    • hand
    • 1936 SMITH 52 Yrs 14
    • After discharging the winter's supplies and mooring the vessel for the winter, all hands settled down for the winter and I returned to school again.
    • (all) hands

    • hand
    • [1770] 1792 CARTWRIGHT i, 74
    • In the first place, they built up a prodigious large fire in their house; all hands then assembled before the door, and one of them fired a gun, loaded with powder only; afterwards each of them drank a dram of rum; concluding the ceremony with...
    • (all) _s_palled

    • spalled
    • none listed
    • Very problematical I modified your entry (now in basket) in direction of 'fractured, crushed, mangled', and if Murray is getting back to body then meaning is 'the corpse was all spalled' [Rich language!]
    • (berry) grounds

    • berry1
    • 1980 Evening Telegram 8 Nov, p. 6
    • That walk over the hills to the berry grounds was real pretty [but] we were too stunned to appreciate it.
    • (bevel, marl,)(brogue, _soak_)

    • soak v
    • Mr. W. Norman Age 66
    • "There goes Janie, _bevelling_ down the road." Explanation: walking with lazy gait. "Marling", "brogueing"; "soaking" could also be substituted in phrase.
    • (big) janneys

    • janny n
    • 1973 WIDDOWSON, Traditional Verbal Control 84
    • Now they big janneys is comin' in! They'll take you tonight if yous don't be goos!

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