Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A British sailor: so called because he is obliged by law to use lime-juice at sea as an antiscorbutic.
- n. Hence A British ship on which the lime-juice law is carried out.
- n. In Australia, a new-comer; one who has made the voyage on a lime-juicer; a greenhorn; a ‘new chum.’
“And we were near him, on the poop, when he drove by an east-bound lime-juicer, hove-to under upper-topsails.”
“Yes, she's a lime-juicer," he remarked, and something like a sigh escaped him.”
“On the Lord Summerville was a mad Pennsylvania boy who had, like myself, gone to sea for the first time ... but he had had no uncle to beat timidity into him ... and he had dared ship as able seaman on the big sky-sailed lime-juicer, and had gloriously acquitted himself.”
“On the _Lord Summerville_ was a mad Pennsylvania boy who had, like myself, gone to sea for the first time ... but he had had no uncle to beat timidity into him ... and he had dared ship as able seaman on the big sky-sailed lime-juicer, and had gloriously acquitted himself.”
“At noon we picked up a ship ahead, a lime-juicer, travelling in the same direction, under lower-topsails and one upper-topsail.”
“I saw it done when I was second mate on a lime-juicer," Captain Ward spoke up.”
“He had sailed always on French merchant vessels, with the one exception of a voyage on a "lime-juicer.”
“a foreign cargo of lumber into the lime-juicer; then her mate steals all the paint in the Britisher's lazaret.”
“And, though lime juice isn't as needful as it was, 'cause they have other things that do as well, perhaps, I always think of a Britisher as a lime-juicer. ”
“By the everlastin ', if I was younger I'd ship aboard a British lime-juicer and go and fight, myself! ”
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If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat.
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