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dandy-rig

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Another name, fallen into disuse, for the ketch and yawl rigs. It was also sometimes used to describe the rig when the mizzen-sail was about one-third the size of the mainsail, the true ...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...-rig , another name, fallen into disuse, for the ketch and yawl rigs. It was also sometimes used to describe the rig when the mizzen -sail was about one-third the size of the mainsail, the true ketch rig having a mizzen-sail about half the size of the mainsail and the true yawl rig having a mizzen-sail a quarter the size, or less. In some English West Country craft the mizzen-mast was stepped just forward of the transom stern either to one side of the tiller or with an iron tiller crooked around the mast. The sail, of triangular shape, sheeted to an...

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Another name, fallen into disuse, for the ketch and yawl rigs. It was also sometimes used to describe the rig when the mizzen-sail was about one-third the size of the mainsail, the true ketch rig ...
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A sailing vessel with two masts, the recognized description being that the mizzen is stepped before the rudder head, while in a yawl it is stepped abaft it. However, this is not an exact definition, ...
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...for use in ice were used during the many expeditions to the North-West Passage and elsewhere. With the growing popularity of yachting during the second half of the 19th century, and the weatherly qualities of a ketch as a fore-and-aft rig , it became popular amongst yachtsmen. Gaff ketch See also dandy-rig...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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...right hand. In the background, battle scenes are represented (Netherlands Maritime Museum, Amsterdam ). An over-romanticized picture of the infamous privateer is to be found in the Estampes collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris . In it, an unknown artist presents a dandy-like Jean Bart smoking his long Dutch pipe while looking away from ferocious battle scenes in the background. In the foreground, next to Bart, a table is depicted, decorated with a tobacco box, a pewter pitcher, and a pewter mug—both supposedly for wine. In short, the picture may...

United States of America

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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...the image of success, American businessmen flew to England to buy ‘bespoke’ suits—a dark suit made to order by English tailors. The realm of black had continued to spread. Moreover, the tailoring industry in England shifted emphasis from the ostentatious, body-hugging attire the dandies wore, to a form-following suit in dark funereal color announcing self-restraint. President Reagan , on the other hand, also had a custom-made suit, but he had his made in Los Angeles, the movie capital. It was made from specially woven yarn in earth-tone colors. Being an actor,...

pea

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... ‘The Big Spoof’ in Benno and Some of the Push 206: Mr. Dickson […] ran his eye down the card and chanced it. ‘Dandy's the P,’ he said. ‘Put yer whole week's wash on Dandy.’ 1951 D. Stivens Jimmy Brockett 252: Any doubts I'd had about him being the pea for the job were all gone now. He was so much the mucking crusader. 1969 A. Buzo Rooted III iii: He's had his eye on her for some time, you know, but I'm the pea, she said. 1983 R. Aven-Bray Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 39: Pea Best Selection. 1996 Ozwords Oct. [Internet] pea a...

tippy

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...on are quite the ‘tippy.’ 2 thus a dandy or a smart young woman. 1792 Sporting Mag. Dec. I 118/1: I am, Gentlemen, Your and the Public's Servant, Tippy . 1798 Monthly Mag. and British Register VI 173/1: His dress […] will be, elegant; exhibiting no articles of apparel but such as are ‘All the rage’, he is ‘Quite the tippy’ [OED]. 1844 ‘ Jonathan Slick ’ High Life in N.Y. I 156: Gals that could pull an even yoke with any of your York tippies in the way of beauty. ▪ In compounds tippybob ( n. ) 1 a dandy. 1791 Covent Garden n.p.: [pic....

killing

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...you've got, ain't you?’ said the fair waitress with an ogle and a leer which had proved ‘killing’ before on more than one young man. 1873 Sl. Dict. 1884 R.C. Hartranft Journal of Solomon Sidesplitter 105: ‘Don't you think my eyes look quite killing this morning?’ said a dandy to a smart girl. 1896 W.C. Gore Student Sl. in Cohen ( 1997 ) 17: killing a. Admirable, fascinating. 1908 H. Green Maison De Shine 129: I saw the Rossow Midgets, an' they was too killin'. 1920 Ade Hand-made Fables 241: The Women would insist on having Orlando...

bum

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... 1837 Marryat Snarleyyow I 192: Oh, I don't know – sort of half-bred, long-shore chap – looks something between a bumbailey and a bumboatman. 1842 S. Lover Handy Andy 115: Duck a taxman or harry a bum. 1853 G.J. Whyte-Melville Digby Grand ( 1890 ) 282: By Gad! Dandy, we're done! […] if that's not the two ‘bums’ walking upstairs, I'm a Scotchman. 1859 Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 13: bum-bailiff , a sheriff's officer. 1864, 1867, 1870 Hotten Sl. Dict. [as cit. 1859 ]. 1878 J. Hatton Cruel London II 44: ‘A bum!’ he...

clout

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... Hotten Sl. Dict. 1922 Joyce Ulysses 378: In a brace of shakes all scamper pellmell within door for the smoking shower, the men making shelter for their straws with a clout or kerchief. 1927 (con. 1835–40 ) P. Herring Bold Bendigo 2: Put that down, you Jack-a-Dandy, an' take the old clout of a belcher off your neck. 1949 Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn). 2 ( also clort ) clothing. 1515–16 Skelton Magnyfycence line 1210: Nay, I tell thee, he maketh no dowtes To tourne a fole out of his clowtes. 1569–70 T. Preston ...

sharper

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...if he cannot beat you by fair, he will by foul means. 1831 ‘Gallery of 140 Comicalities’ Bell's Life in London 24 June 4/1: Here you hold unbounded rule, / O'er swindlers, blacklegs, dandies, doxies, / The flat and sharper, knave and fool. 1843–44 Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit ( 1995 ) 578: Nor did it mark him out as the prey of ring-droppers, pea and thimble-riggers, duffers, touters, or any of those bloodless sharpers, who are, perhaps, a litle better known to the Police. 1850 ‘ Ned Buntline ’ G'hals of N.Y. 115: Blacklegs, adventurers, thieves,...

prig

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...about in ragged corduroys, and dodge the pleeseman, and be a prig. 1877 S. James Vagabond Papers (3rd series) 135: Sullivan was a London ‘prig,’ who began life in a reformatory. 1899 C. Rook Hooligan Nights 30: There's lots of women prigs that works that line. 3 a dandy, a fop. 1676 Etherege Man of Mode III iii: What spruce prig is that? 1688 T. Shadwell Squire of Alsatia I i: Thou shalt shine, and be as gay as any spruce prig that ever walked the street. 1695 Congreve Love for Love V i: What does the old prig mean? 1703 T....

swell

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... 79: Swell theaters where the graft is good. 1965 B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water ( 1974 ) 131: You used to be one of the swellest dressed guys that lived in old New York. ▪ In compounds swell cove ( n. ) ( also swell kidder ) [ cove n. (1)] a gentleman, a dandy. 1822 Egan Life and Adventures of Samuel Hayward 52: If he did not keep a good look out, he would soon find that the swell cove had frisked his lob . 1827 Egan Anecdotes of the Turf, the Chase etc. 19: And not one swell cove …] / Shall lose the remembrance. 1833 ...

buster

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... 1858 Thorpe Bear of Arkansas n.p.: I went on, larning something every day, until I was reckened a buster, and allowed to be the best bar-hunter in my district. 1866 Broad Arrow Jack 24: The colonel's on the ‘tarpee,’ as the French says. Isn't he a buster? (b) a dandy. 1887 ‘'Arry in the Witness-Box’ in Punch 5 Feb. 61/2: I got myself up a rare buster, tan kids and a brown Hinverness, / With a lovely black Hastrykan collar, you know I'm a whale at smart dress. (c) a large or full-grown child. 1847 J.M. Field Drama in Pokerville 164: A...

tip

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...came in / From tipping the scrag-boy a dustin' — 1805 ‘ Jeremy Swell , Gent .’ Tailors' Revolt 13: ‘Monster!’ skirt cried, and tipp'd a knowing sneer. 1819 ‘ One of the Fancy ’ Tom Crib's Memorial to Congress 15: So he tipp'd him a settler they call ‘a Spoil-Dandy’ / Full plump in the whisker. 1828 F.F. Cooper Elbow-Shakers! I i: In the meantime my buck, tip them a song. 1833 ‘Sam Booze's Funeral’ in Lummy Chaunter 85: Sam Booze , who was a chanter rare, / None tipp'd a stave so gaily. 1848 G.W.M. Reynolds Mysteries of...

flash

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...Life in Ribton-Turner ( 1887 ) n.p.: If they should happen to refuse a brother sharper who is flash to the rig , and has been a by-stander, his whack, are instantly snitched upon ; that is, the Snitcher follows the loser, and asks him what he will give him (the Snitcher ) if he puts him in the way of recovering his money. c. 1800 ‘Drunk in the Night’ No. 26 Papers of Francis Place ( 1819 ) n.p.: The scouts all came up being flash to the rig. c. 1800 Song No. 10 Papers of Francis Place ( 1819 ) n.p.: He's flash to the cross roads and now makes a...

go

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...go. 1830 Lytton Paul Clifford I 222: 'Mong the pals of the prince I have heard it's the go, […] To smarten their punch with the best curaçoa. 1841 ‘Never Cut Your Toe Nails On A Sunday’ Dublin Comic Songster 280: His dress was the pink of the fashion and go. 1861 ‘The Dandy Broadway Swell’ Bryant's Songs from Dixie's Land 46: I'm the grit, the go, the cheese. 1879 ‘Adultery's the Go!’ in Pearl 3 May 24: Now all the wisest folks are lewd / For Adultery's the go. / The go, the go, the go, / Adultery's the go! 1888 ‘ Rolf Boldrewood ’ Robbery...

pig

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...answer is definitely in the affirmative. 1977 P. Hamill Flesh and Blood ( 1978 ) 32: ‘Irish, right?’ ‘Is a pig's pussy pork?’ 1977 Maledicta 1 (Summer) 77: Host—‘Would you like a beer?’ Guest—‘Is a pig's ass pork?’ 1990 S. Morgan Homeboy 17: ‘Say, you holdin that dandy candy?’ ‘Is a pig's pussy pork?’ 1998 (con. 1960s) G. Washington Blood Brothers 56: I asked Shilee if she would like to go there. ‘Is pig pussy pork? Stupid,’ she said. on the pig's back ( also on the pig's ear ) [trans. of Erse ar mhuin na muice , referring to an...

rag

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...384: rag . […] The common phrase ‘to take the rag off,’ i.e. to excel, seems to be the form from which this word has been abbreviated. 1898 F. Dumont Dumont's Joke Book 73: That last song took the rag off the bush. 1902 W.N. Harben Abner Daniel 264: You are a jim-dandy, young man […] You take the rag off the bush. 1903 D.S. Crumb ‘Dialect of Southeastern Missouri’ in DN II:v 333: take the rag off , v.phr. To excel; to outshine. 1943 Bayler & Carnes Last Man Off Wake Island 293: The raid simply ‘tore the rag off the bush’ so far...

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