Squilgee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squilgee Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, -- used for removing superfluous water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc.
    • v. t Squilgee To swab, press, or treat with a squilgee; as, to squilgee a vessel's deck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squilgee Nautical:
    • n squilgee An implement somewhat resembling a wooden hoe, with an edge of india-rubber or thick leather, used to scrape the water from wet decks.
    • n squilgee A small swab.
    • n squilgee A becket and toggle used to confine a studdingsail while setting it.
    • n squilgee One of several implements constructed like the nautical implement above defined (1 ), used for washing glass, in photographic work, etc. See squeegee, 2.
    • squilgee Nautical, to scrape (the wet decks of a ship) with a squilgee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Squilgee . See Squeegee.
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Usage

In literature:

Then came swabs and squilgees; and after the decks were dry, each one went to his particular morning job.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
As he squilgeed his face to lessen the duty of the overworked towel, he heard a step and looked up quickly.
"Hopalong Cassidy" by Clarence E. Mulford
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