slop chest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slop chest commissary maintained aboard merchant ships to sell merchandise to the crew
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Usage

In literature:

You catch um slop-chest; you gib me five, seven liver pill.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
But of Johnson's grumbling at the slop-chest I knew nothing, so that what I witnessed came with a shock of sudden surprise.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Him fella Sati buy 'm slop chest along plantation two tens pounds and one fella pound.
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
We still keep our old quarters, and she has bedded the new- comers in the big after-room with blankets issued from the slop-chest.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
As for you, you've sweated and slaved so much that your clothes hang on like you a slop-chest shirt on a stanchion just now.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
From old man Hardy's slop-chest?
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
They'll come out of the slop-chest.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
Also, you need to visit the slop-chest.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Off th' Falklan's, the Old Man opens out 'is bloomin' slop-chest an' starts dealin'.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
He had no oilskins or any proper seaman's gear, except a pair of makeshift leggings from the slop chest.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
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