Land-lubber

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-lubber a landsman (a term used by sailors)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.

Usage

In literature:

Can't you see, you land-lubber, that that's the Stars and Stripes upside down?
"The Magic Egg and Other Stories" by Frank Stockton
If that isn't a storm I'm a land-lubber.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
I'm no land-lubber, am I, Rowsell?
"The Kingdom of the Blind" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Worse than that, I was a land-lubber making his first voyage.
"The Human Drift" by Jack London
And we land-lubbers were not the only ones he tricked by his manoeuvre.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
I'm a land lubber, just scouting round, that's all.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I say again, for the land-lubber at sea.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
Get out of my way, you land-lubber, you!
"Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone" by Victor Appleton
Nothing like life aboard ship for quickening a land-lubber.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. II" by Elizabeth Gaskell
He says he's gettin' sick of bein' a land lubber.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
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In news:

A land lubber at sea.
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