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nautical
used in David Copperfield

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Definition relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
  • 'A nautical phenomenon, eh?' laughed Steerforth.
    Chapters 22-24 (11% in)
  • 'You don't mean to say that there is any affinity between nautical matters and ecclesiastical matters?'
    Chapters 22-24 (54% in)
  • You shall go there one day, and find them blundering through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr. Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case,...
    Chapters 22-24 (54% in)
  • ...through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr. Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case, the advocate in the clergyman's case, or contrariwise.
    Chapters 22-24 (55% in)
  • In this rough clothing, with a common mariner's telescope under his arm, and a shrewd trick of casting up his eye at the sky as looking out for dirty weather, he was far more nautical, after his manner, than Mr. Peggotty.
    Chapters 55-57 (65% in)

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