• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tub-fast (Shak.) a process of treating venereal disease by sweating in a hot tub
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. tubbe; Dut. tobbe.


In literature:

The end of the line was fast to the tub and when it was reached Ned was hauled through the water by the fish.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
There was a line fast to the harpoon, which was coiled in a tub standing in the whaleboat.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
The boat's a dreadful-looking old tub, but she's sound and fast.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
W'y, me b'y, even this ould tub's too fast for 'em!
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
Chokie, screaming, held fast to the sides of his tub with both hands.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
The line ran out of the tub fast enough to make you dizzy.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various