Goose-neck

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Goose-neck an iron swivel forming the fastening between a boom and a mast: a bent pipe or tube with a swivel-joint
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gós; Ice. gás, Ger. gans, L. anser, Gr. chēn, Sans. hamsa.

Usage

In literature:

It makes me kind of faint to wring an old goose's neck.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Something told him what it was that moved, and his own skin felt goose-fleshy from neck to heel.
"Told in the East" by Talbot Mundy
A wooden derrick (D), provided with topping lift and guys, was mounted on the foremast by means of a band and goose-neck.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
I take the goose by the neck, and set the knife to the throat.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The handles of knives and spoons are almost always in the form of a duck's or goose's neck, slightly curved.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
But for the human elbow every person would need a neck longer than that of a goose to do his eating and drinking.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
This for a Pudding in a swan or gooses neck.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
And think, this length of neck and legs (no doubt they have their uses) Are members of a little frame, much smaller than a goose's!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Around the next point is the goose-neck.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Fill the belly of the goose with this stuffing, and tie it close at the neck and vent.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

Was it Shingebis the diver?
Or the pelican, the Shada?
Or the heron, the Shuh-shuh-gah?
Or the white goose, Waw-be-wawa,
With the water dripping, flashing,
From its glossy neck and feathers?
"The Song Of Hiawatha XXII: Hiawatha's Departure" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Why not find yerself a wooden goose with a bow around its neck and a basket in its beak brimming with M&Ms instead.
I live on Terrapin Neck Road across from Wild Goose farm.
Our new favorite goose, the one who is thawing our eternal distrust of terrorist birds, is " Sticky ," the plucky Canada goose running around Prospect Park with an arrow through his neck.
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