Davy Jones

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Davy Jones the bottom of a sea or ocean
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Because of Davy Jones's popularity as a member of The Monkees, another young singer in London, also named David Jones, was forced to change his name to David Bowie.
    • Davy Jones The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors. "This same Davy Jones , according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep, and is seen in various shapes warning the devoted wretch of death and woe."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Davy Jones dā′vi jōnz, a sailor's familiar name for the (malignant) spirit of the sea, the devil; hence Davy Jones's locker, of the sea, as the grave of men drowned at sea.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Said by some to be a compound of Duffy, a West Indian spirit name, and Jonah.

Usage

In literature:

I am confined to my bed, and though Doctor Waldron does not say it, I know he thinks I am bound for Davy Jones' locker.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
A typhoon had caught them in its grip and threatened to send them all to Davy Jones.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
The best place for him is in Davy Jones' locker!
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
If you won't, my name is Alexander Smollett, I've flown my sovereign's colours, and I'll see you all to Davy Jones.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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
We want to get to port, Not Davy Jones's Locker, Sir.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10" by Various
If that was Heaven, what, in the name of Davy Jones and the aboriginal night-mare, could Hell be?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Every man knew that one large wave would send them to Davy Jones' locker.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Thy lily-livered husband lies at my mercy, and once in Davy Jones's locker will be out of my path.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Wasn't it Davy Jones?
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
I knew somebody on board had got to go to Davy Jones's locker.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 5 November 1848" by Various
If you git into that you'll go to Davy Jones's as sure as the Lord made little apples.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
One o' those'd be enough to send us all to Davy Jones's locker in a jiffy.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
Step Hen and Davy Jones were poking their heads over the edge, curious to know just what Smithy had been saved from.
"The Boy Scouts in the Rockies" by Herbert Carter
Not this side Davy Jones's locker!
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
Davis, Jones, Corporal Butler and three soldiers were killed and scalped.
"The Journal of Lieut. John L. Hardenbergh of the Second New York Continental Regiment from May 1 to October 3, 1779, in General Sullivan's Campaign Against the Western Indians" by John Leonard Hardenbergh
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
You have too many chances of making a personal visit to the well known Mr. Davy Jones.
"Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner" by J. W. Duffield
Davy Jones will certainly lay hold of some of us to-night.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
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In poetry:

Then the purple disappears—
And only the blue is seen—
That will take our bones to Davy Jones
And our souls to Fiddler's Green.
"Seafarer" by Anonymous Americas
"Oh, and if the quadrant has lost a hand,
And the sextant falls so low,
It's our bodies and bones to Davy Jones
This night are bound to go!"
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
For any old thing you like to choose
From a new main course to a pair of shoes,
Or a bolt o' canvas to roll your bones
In when you voyage to Davy Jones,
Or thundering cuffers as ever you heard,
Sails is the man, you take my word!
"Sails" by Cicely Fox Smith
And when she got to forty South up comes old Davy Jones
From his house below the water that's all built of sailors' bones,
To see the latest vessel and her figurehead to scan,
For he likes, a nice young female, just like any sailor-man.
"The Figurehead" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Michael Shoenfelt of Roaring Spring has organized a memorial for The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones in Beavertown, near Lewistown, which will take place from noon to 4 pm Saturday.
Davy Jones , Monkees Singer, Dies at 66.
Today, we learned the sad news of the sudden passing of Davy Jones .
Davy Jones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Broadway cast of Oliver.
Davy Jones Of the Monkees 1945-2012.
Davy Jones , the heartthrob singer who helped propel the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts as an American version of the Beatles, died Wednesday.
The Monkees Davy Jones Dies of Heart Attack.
 Sixties pop singer and teen idol Davy Jones has died.
Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dies.
Shown from left, are, Davy Jones , Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith.
Sad news for Davy Jones fans, the singer passed away today at the age of 66 years old.
Monkees singer Davy Jones dies in Florida at 66.
Davy Jones and The Monkees provided outlet for '60s songwriters.
Davy Jones of the Monkees was the original cuddly toy.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Davy Jones , the frontman for the 1960's band The Monkees, died of a heart attack today in Florida.
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In science:

Assuming that at the glass transition a number of unspecified parameters undergo a phase transition, Davies and Jones derived that Π ≥ 1 4 , while DiMarzio showed that in that case the correct value is Π = 1 17 .
Thermodynamics Far from Equilibrium: from Glasses to Black Holes
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