cuddy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cuddy the galley or pantry of a small ship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cuddy A blockhead; a lout.
    • Cuddy (Mech) A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.
    • n Cuddy (Naut) A small cabin: also, the galley or kitchen of a vessel.
    • Cuddy An ass; esp., one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.
    • n Cuddy (Zoöl) The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cuddy An ass; a donkey.
    • n cuddy A stupid or silly fellow; a clown.
    • n cuddy A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad-ties, etc.; a lever-jack.
    • n cuddy Nautical, a room or cabin a baft and under the poop-deck, in which the officers and cabin-passengers take their meals; also, a sort of cabin or cook-room in lighters, barges, etc.; in small boats, a locker.
    • n cuddy Hence Any small cupboard or storehouse for odds and ends.
    • n cuddy A name of the coalfish.
    • n cuddy The gallinule, Gallinula chloropus. Montagu.
    • n cuddy A counterweight, a loaded truck used to balance the car on an incline.
    • n cuddy Nautical: A platform in the stern of a fishing-boat, on which a drift-net is carried when not in use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cuddy kud′i a small cabin or cookroom, in the fore-part of a boat or lighter: in large vessels, the officers' cabin under the poopdeck.
    • n Cuddy kud′i the right of a lord to entertainment from his tenant: rent:
    • n Cuddy kud′i a donkey:
    • n Cuddy kud′i (Spens.) Cuddeehih.
    • n Cuddy kud′i (Scot.) a stupid person.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot.; cf. Gael. cudaig, cudainn, or E.cuttlefish, or cod, codfish,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. formed from Cuthbert.

Usage

In literature:

Nor was anything wrong to be perceived, at first sight, on entering within the cuddy.
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
You'd better carry him into the cuddy at once and let Mr O'Neil look after him.
"The Ghost Ship" by John C. Hutcheson
Then I saw him, when all hope of doing so had gone, hurry into the cuddy.
"Happy Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
He advised Andrew and Simon to get into the cuddy.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
She had a large cabin abaft, and a cuddy forward.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I never shall get that poor girl from the cuddy-door.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Go aboard her, and take your money down into the cuddy.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Come, lock the cuddy, and let us go up to the house.
"Little By Little" by William Taylor Adams
The highway is as free to our cuddies as to his horse.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The captain sent for the mate and me into the cuddy-cabin, to inquire about the vessel to which we had belonged.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Lejoillie, who had just come from the cuddy, sauntered along the deck towards him.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
If ye want to throw dust into my eyes, it must be o' the sort that's stowed aft in the cuddy.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The passengers were at supper in the cuddy and their talk and laughter came through the open skylights.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
He found a shingling hatchet in the cuddy, and with this he attempted to drive out the filling of the mast-hole.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
The "Scotch cuddy" is so called because he is a beast of burden, and not from the nature of his wits.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
There was a lantern in her cuddy and Polly lit it.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
A small cuddy-hole housed the attorney and his wife.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
It was the Crawford woman and her weel-feathered nest that led him awa', like a bit silly cuddie wi' a carrot afore his nose.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Pressing through this, they found themselves in a dark, dingy-looking cuddy.
"The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam" by John Henry Goldfrap
For my part, after a cheerful dinner in the cuddy, I remained long on deck, pacing up and down, and revolving in my mind plans for our future.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
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In poetry:

By cam ane gaed to the wrang kirk;
Douce he trottit alang.
"Puir body!" he cried, an' wi' a yerk
Aff o' his cuddy he sprang.
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
Cuddy.
As at Hot-Cockles once I laid me down,
And felt the weighty hand of many a clown;
Buxoma gave a gentle tap, and I Quick rose, and read soft mischief in her eye.
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
Cuddy.
Across the fallen oak the plank I laid,
And myself pois'd against the tottering maid,
High leapt the plank; adown Buxoma fell;
I spy'd — but faithful sweethearts never tell.
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
Lobbin Clout.
This riddle, Cuddy, if thou canst, explain,
This wily riddle puzzles every swain.
"What flower is that which bears the Virgin's name,
The richest metal joined with the same?"
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
Cuddy.
Answer, thou carle, and judge this riddle right,
I'll frankly own thee for a cunning wight.
"What flower is that which royal honour craves,
Adjoin the Virgin, and 'tis strown on graves?"
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay

In news:

1992 Cobalt 252 Cuddy Cabin 325hp.
Jim Cuddy on the road again.
The Doyle Group v Alaskans For Cuddy .
Home: Express and Cuddy .
A mid-size express or cuddy /walkaround under 30 feet is for the angler or boater that has one or two things in mind.
Blue Rodeo singer/guitarist Jim Cuddy represents half of one of Canada's most celebrated songwriting partnerships.
Courtney Leigh Cuddy and Kevin Lee Parker were married at The Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay on the island of Lanai, Hawaii Sept 10, 2010.
Jail Ministry's Bill Cuddy changes jobs, not passions.
Bill Cuddy , founder of the Jail Ministry, sits in a room at the jail ministry offices on Slocum Avenue in Syracuse.
1988 24' Four Winns cuddy cabin.
When Yvonne Maffei, the blogger behind My Halal Kitchen, told Alison Cuddy about her conversion to Islam, her story resounded deeply with me.
Cuddy infront of another Power Pose legs up, arms behind head.
Going even further, Amy Cuddy has researched how large body postures change brain and body chemistry.
Consistency was the hallmark of Blue Rodeo 's output, both in terms of sound (which followed much the same blueprint throughout their career) and quality (thanks to the songwriting team of vocalists/guitarists Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor).
A big thanks to 848 host Alison Cuddy for taking over the reins of Radio M last week.
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