Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jamming or clogging.
- v. present participle of gam.
“As soon as we came near enough, "gamming" commenced, for all of us were anxious to know how each other had fared.”
“We had heard many glowing accounts from visitors, when "gamming," of the delights of this well-known port of call for whalers, and under our new commander we had little doubt that we should be allowed considerable liberty during our stay.”
“Prosaic and uneventful to the last degree was our passage, the only incident worth recording being our "gamming" of the PASSAMAQUODDY, of Martha's Vineyard, South Sea whaler; eighteen months out, with one thousand barrels of sperm oil on board.”
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“Amidships and for'ard, gamming with the boat's crew, the deck was crowded with blacks of both sexes.”
“And as for a tiller, the whale-boat never admits of any such effeminacy; and therefore as in gamming a complete boat's crew must leave the ship, and hence as the boat steerer or harpooneer is of the number, that subordinate is the steersman upon the occasion, and the captain, having no place to sit in, is pulled off to his visit all standing like a pine tree.”
“He replied that 'Moby Dick' was responsible for his three years of life before the mast when a lad, and added that while 'gamming' on board another vessel he had once fallen in with a member of the boat's crew which rescued Melville from his friendly imprisonment among the Typees.”
“ This visiting between the crews of ships at sea is called, among whalemen, ` ` gamming. '”
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