from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short outrigger projecting from the side of the aft part of a square-rigged sailing ship, used as an attachment point for a rope (brace) used to set a yard-arm at different angles to a mast so to allow the ship to sail at different angles to the wind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical: Formerly, a short boom projecting from each side of the bow of a ship, to extend the weather-clew of the foresail. A short beam of wood or iron projecting from each quarter of a vessel, to which the main-brace and maintopsail brace-blocks are fastened. A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, used to extend the clew of the after-sail. Also written boomkin, bumpkin.
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And I think "huckabee" should mean "to badly pretend to be a country bumkin."
Richard knew you and I know you, Chris, you are not from the streets, nor are you a country bumkin...so to whom are you trying to appeal with these outrageous remarks?
October 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm kitteh wil carf happycat faec on teh bumkin :3
Either the yanks take a world view that reflects the real politics of their status, or pick another non costal ignorant country bumkin like Bush ie Utah Romney
Stop putting yourelf about as a country bumkin Glyn and get to grips with what's acceptable and unacceptable in todays' society.
Barzil was giving an order at the wheel, she fetched a bad lee lurch and sent him in a heap across the deck, striking his head against the bumkin bitts.
Accordingly, I went for'ard to hook the foresail's tack to the bumkin
"There, sir, you will catch her over the bumkin-head," answered the boatswain.
Though he was sent to school very early, and put under the care of the best instructors which the country afforded, he was a considerable time before he could tell his letters, and much longer before he could read with tolerable accuracy: and even then he pronounced every thing with such a clownish accent and such a drawling tone, that any stranger would have taken him for a young country bumkin, who had been used to follow the plow tail, and not for the son and heir of a wealthy gentleman.
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