Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The square hole in the heel of a topmast, or topgallantmast into which the fid is inserted.

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Examples

  • On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship, so thick they could scarcely breathe, much less see.

    Heavy Weather

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  • Sionnach, you should at least put a citation when quoting from an actual bodice-ripper.
    Love it, you brilliant fox. :)

    February 24, 2008

  • Sionnach, you crack me up!

    February 24, 2008

  • Whoa... sionnach. That's a strange quote you have yourself there.

    February 23, 2008

  • fid-hole and slimedraught sound kind of dirty ...

    "He pressed his tumescent manhood against her capacious love-cavern, and thrusting grimly, like a nuzzling ungulate in rut, his slimedraught exploded into the waiting fid-hole. That was when the seagull hit him, right in the schnoz..."

    February 23, 2008

  • "On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship..."
    —Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 345

    See also fid.

    February 23, 2008