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Gangway!
Gangway!
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Gangway!

Sea Language Comes Ashore
Joanna Carver Colcord, Paul Dickson
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Gangway!

Sea Language Comes Ashore
Joanna Carver Colcord, Paul Dickson
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`A delight to all who enjoy the American language.` — The Christian Science Monitor
Landlubbers use a remarkable number of terms and expressions that originated at sea, from `casting about` and `learning the ropes` to `parting company,` `spinning a yarn,` and `going by the board.` This readable dictionary of maritime vernacular offers concise explanations for the seagoing meanings behind `catspaw,` `kick the bucket,` `kittle o' fish,` `palaver,` `three sheets in the wind,` and other curious lingo.
Hailed by The Washington Post as `entertaining and informative,` this illustrated reference is a great gift for any sailor or lover of language. It's also a unique contribution to the study of American English and slang.

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Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
2013
ISBN
9780486291154
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Linguistics

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