landlubberly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj landlubberly inexperienced in seamanship "of all landlubbers the most lubberly"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • landlubberly Having the ways of a landlubber; awkward on board ship from lack of experience.
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Usage

In literature:

He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
Step lively there, landlubbers!
"A Journey in Other Worlds" by John Jacob Astor
If you think you can put up with a hopeless landlubber, I'm certainly on.
"The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts
This ancient landlubber was becoming as great an affliction as any cross-bowed mariner.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
And such was Bope Tarn; of all landlubbers, the most lubberly and most miserable.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
I suppose it's because he's an old sea-dog and not a landlubber.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
How do you know that, you little landlubber?
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
The waves rolled high, and the little schooner plunged about in a manner frightful to a landlubber.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
Amongst the seamen, a foray amongst the landlubbers was regarded more in the light of a spree than anything else.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
They were landlubbers, in the heart of the continent, and what better story for them than a sea story?
"The Road" by Jack London
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In news:

Ship's educator Maggie Flanagan, left, shows some landlubber teachers from Queens the ropes on the Pioneer, an 1885 sailing ship.
A landlubber 's guide to sailing.
ANAHEIM, Calif — Human ancestors that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world were no landlubbers.
BATH — Even if you're an irrepressible landlubber, chances are that much of your life has been influenced by the sea.
Vintage American tattoos, once a marginal art form available only to seamen, can now be enjoyed by any landlubber who visits a tattoo parlor.
Only a landlubber uses it to describe marine corrosion.
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