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Gangway!: Sea Language Comes Ashore Joanna Carver Colcord

Gangway!: Sea Language Comes Ashore

Joanna Carver Colcord

Published June 13th 2012
ISBN : 9780486482231
Paperback
192 pages
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 About the Book 

A delight to all who enjoy the American language. — The Christian Science MonitorLandlubbers use a remarkable number of terms and expressions that originated at sea, from casting about and learning the ropes to parting company, spinning aMoreA delight to all who enjoy the American language. — The Christian Science MonitorLandlubbers 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. Its also a unique contribution to the study of American English and slang.