Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Avast there, ye landlubbers!

landlubber / lubber. Noun: An inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage

lubber's line / lubber's mark / lubber's point. Noun: A fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading

lubber's hole. Noun: Hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds

Avast. Interjection: (nautical) cease; stop

From www.wordweb.info


Avast, ye landlubbers! (parody of pirate slang) listen!, pay attention!.

From http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/avast


A sailor is expected to keep hauling until the mate hollers ‘Avast!’

From http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/avast

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