Davy's locker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Davy's locker See Davy Jones.
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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
I seemed to see you in the smoke, and, thinks I, if I go to Davy's locker, what will she do?
"The Trumpet-Major" by Thomas Hardy
He'll put us in Davy Jones's locker if he keeps this up!
"Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle" by Victor Appleton
She looks upon you as safely lodged in Davy's locker; she minds me, all the world, of a girl I knew at Portsmouth, called Bet Bumplush.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
There is what you call Davy's locker.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
John Broom slept standing sometimes for weariness, but he did not sleep in Davy's Locker.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Sure this is not your climax, sir, to save from Davy's locker!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
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
Which we would, if we send these three poor creeturs to Davy's locker.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
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
We want to get to port, Not Davy Jones's Locker, Sir.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10" by Various
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
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
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
Not this side Davy Jones's locker!
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
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
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In news:

As I talked to Cassius Vaughn and Vontae Davis Sunday evening in the Indianapolis locker room, I found myself thinking about guys who saw a lot of action at corner for the franchise's last playoff team.
"Sunday NFL Countdown" features Trent Dilfer's look at the "different paths" Vernon Davis and Mike Singletary have taken since Singletary sent Davis to the locker room during a 2008 game.
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