Word Of The Day 5-3-2017

bimarian

Adj.


Definition

Pertaining to two seas


Examples

Captain Merry’s bimarian voyage was the first of its kind in the history of Athering, and his name was known by Harbourtowners for generations.

Some think that America needs to improve its bimarian naval defenses.


use – 1731


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Word Of The Day 5-2-2017

rap-full

rap′-fool

Adjective


Definition

Adjective

  1. sailing with sails filled and almost close-hauled

  2. of sails :  being full and drawing steadily


Noun

a state of having the sails full of wind

with a rap full she would heel more — H. A. Calahan


Examples

Keep her a good full — a rap-full; but don’t let her fall away.
Chapter 38

The ship was kept a rap-full, and she went steadily across the passage, favoured, perhaps, by a little more breeze than had blown most of the morning.
Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale

The fore and mizen top-gallant-sails were set as fast as possible, the weather-braces pulled upon a little, the bowlines eased, and the brig kept a rap-full.
Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale

Cuffe, addressing the officer of the watch; “we must do all we can here; for when abreast of the breakers everything must be a rap-full to keep the ship under quick command”.
The Wing-and-Wing Le Feu-Follet


Origin

The word ‘rap-full’ comes from ‘rap’ (‘a sharp blow’) and ‘-full’).


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Friday Fictioneers 4-2-2017

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He leaned on the railing, watching as the ship was unloaded. Aboard were things he needed, things which might get him killed. They would either find him or not; there was nothing else he could do.

“Have they found anything, sir?”

He glanced back. “Nothing yet.”

“Shall I?”

Van Helsing was out there somewhere. Waiting.

“Take the car and pick up the crate.”

“And you?”

“I’ll meet you at the house.”

“Yes, sir.”

As soon as the sound of the car faded, he moved. Van Helsing would never see him coming.