Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A three-legged iron pot with two ears to which was attached a wire handle for suspension on a crane over a fire.

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Examples

  • He wore his best go-ashore clothes, a stiff collar, black coat, large white waistcoat, grey trousers.

    Falk; Amy Foster; To-Morrow

  • Tunis Latham in his go-ashore uniform and cap was no unsightly figure.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove A Story of Cape Cod

  • (Sailors were great dandies in those days, and every one of the little ports from the Firth to the Foreland had its own particular fashion in the matter of go-ashore rig.)

    The Romance of the Coast

  • Buckets of fresh water, (which we were allowed in port,) and soap, were put in use; go-ashore jackets and trowsers got out and brushed; pumps, neckerchiefs, and hats overhauled; one lending to another; so that among the whole each one got a good fit-out.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Our liberty had now truly taken flight, and with it we laid away our pumps, stockings, blue jackets, neckerchiefs, and other go-ashore paraphernalia, and putting on old duck trowsers, red shirts, and Scotch caps, began taking out and landing our hides.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Buckets of fresh water (which we were allowed in port), and soap, were put in use; go-ashore jackets and trousers got out and brushed; pumps, neckerchiefs, and hats overhauled, one lending to another; so that among the whole each got a good fit-out.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • Our liberty had now truly taken flight, and with it we laid away our pumps, stockings, blue jackets, neckerchiefs, and other go-ashore paraphernalia, and putting on old duck trousers, red shirts, and Scotch caps, began taking out and landing our hides.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • When our shipmates wondered at this, Toby exclaimed in his odd grave way that the rest might do, as they liked, but that he for one preserved his go-ashore traps for the Spanish main, where the tie of a sailor's neckerchief might make some difference; but as for a parcel of unbreeched heathen, he wouldn't go to the bottom of his chest for any of them, and was half disposed to appear among them in buff himself.

    Typee

  • When our shipmates wondered at this, Toby exclaimed in his odd grave way that the rest might do as they liked, but that he for one preserved his go-ashore traps for the Spanish main, where the tie of a sailor's neckerchief might make some difference; but as for a parcel of unbreeched heathen, he wouldn't go to the bottom of his chest for any of them, and was half disposed to appear among them in buff himself.

    Narrative of a four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life

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