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When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse...

  • Author: Olivia A. Isil
  • A Salty Collection of Over 250 Words, Phrases and Sayings Still Common Today
  • Format: Paperback, Pages: 154, Published: April 1996
  • Item #: 
    050722
    Brand: 
    Paradise Cay
    Model #: 

    978-0070328778

    Shipping Weight: 
    1.00 Lbs.
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    $14.00
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    $12.99
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    Features:

    • When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay: Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech is a salty collection of over 250 words, phrases and sayings that have become common in English usage.
    • Arranged alphabetically and each entry is accompanied by a full explanation of origins and use
    • Written for lovers of English and the sea
    • Have you ever wondered about the origin of "son of a gun" or "flotsam and jetsam" or "hunky-dory"?
      • This book is a collection of nautical metaphors and colloquialisms
    • In addition, the book includes thought-provoking and entertaining examples of these words drawn from literature, movies, and song, and contains sections of legends of the sea and weather lore
    • Fascinating reading for sailors and langauge enthusiasts alike
    • A couple of chapters on weather lore and sea legends, myths, and superstitions complete the text
    • Here's the scuttlebutt:
      • Barge right in
      • Swallow the anchor
      • Let's chew the fat
      • Splice the main brace 'til we're three sheets to the wind
      • Listen, you son of a sea cook
      • I'm tired of minding my P's and Q's
      • I tell you, I'm all at sea
      • This is the bitter end
      • Nothing I can do will keep this ship on an even keel
      • Hells bells
      • You think I didn't tell it to the old man
      • Delivered a broadside
      • I did, but he just called me a loose cannon
      • Maybe I caught him between wind and water
      • Listen, mate
      • You'd better bootleg a bible aboard
      • We're sailing under false colors
      • Where we're headed it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
      • It's Davy Jones' locker I'm talking about.
      • The crew was scraped from the bottom of the barrel
      • They don't know the ropes
      • They're deserting like rats from a sinking ship
      • It's time to fish or cut bait mate
      • There'll be the devil to pay
      • No use flogging a dead horse
      • Let's stay armed to the teeth and look for any port in a storm
      • There'll be nothing but flotsam and jetsam when this tub goes down the hatch

    Publishing Information:

    • Author: Olivia A. Isil
    • INT332
    • ISBN-10: 0070328773
    • ISBN-13: 978-0070328778
    • Publish date: April 1996
    • Pages: 154
    • Dimensions: 7" x 7"
    • Paperback
    • Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
    • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
     
     
     

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    Why Didn't I Think of That?
    Item #: 050412
  • Author: John Roberts and Susan Roberts
  • Collection of Tips from Voyaging Sailors Covers Virtually every Cruising Topic
  • Format: Paperback, Pages: 215, Published: April 1997, Edition: 1st
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    978-0070532212
     
     
     

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