Davy Jones's locker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Davy Jones's locker the bottom of a sea or ocean
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Davy Jones's locker See Davy Jones.
    • Davy Jones's Locker the ocean, or bottom of the ocean.
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Usage

In literature:

The horses are in Davy jones's locker.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
We didn't reach Davy Jones's locker that time, did we?
"The Scarecrow of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
He'll put us in Davy Jones's locker if he keeps this up!
"Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle" by Victor Appleton
DAVY JONES'S LOCKER, the sailors' familiar name for the sea as a place of safe-keeping, though why called of Davy Jones is uncertain.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
I'd see myself in Davie Jones's locker 'fore I'd go addin' three-quarter minutes together from sunrise to sunset.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
There she is or I'm a candidate for Davy Jones's locker!
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
If we keep on another thirty seconds we are in for a visit to Davy Jones's Locker.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
I thought one day you were going to Davy Jones's locker, as the sailors call it.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
She's almost ready to send to Davy Jones's locker a Yankee ship or two.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The old man is bound for Davy Jones's locker.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
May Davy Jones be a long while waiting for him; and when he does go into Davy's locker, may he go an Admiral!
"Cast Away in the Cold" by Isaac I. Hayes
DUKE: There 'll be sailormen tonight what 's booked fer Davy Jones's locker.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Campkin (Henry), on Davy Jones's locker, 478.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
In fact, one hears very often of 'Davy's Locker' without any reference to 'Jones' at all.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
It's a dirty bomb, fixed to start us off for Davy Jones's Locker sometime tonight, sir!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
The horses are in Davy Jones's locker.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Tom Lubber, it begins to look as if you and I were bound for Davy Jones's Locker at a twenty-knot gait.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
I had half a mind to let you go to Davy Jones's locker!
"The Last Cruise of the Spitfire" by Edward Stratemeyer
I began with a "Glossary of Sea Terms," which is glib enough about the meaning of Davy Jones's locker but silent as to derivation.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas
I and twenty-four others were picked up, but the rest went to Davy Jones's locker.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
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