Gangway!: Sea Language Comes Ashore

Gangway!: Sea Language Comes Ashore

By: 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.

Reprint of the Cornell Maritime Press, New York, 1945 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486482235
ISBN 139780486482231
Author/EditorJoanna Carver Colcord, Paul Dickson
Page Count192
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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