Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Clumsy and stupid; resembling a lubber (an inexperienced person).
- adj. Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.
- adv. In the manner of a landlubber.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. inexperienced in seamanship
- adj. clumsy and unskilled
- lubber + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Volcano;' and, in order to give to his ship a still greater resemblance than it already had to a merchantman, he displayed an old faded scarlet ensign, and drew up his fore and main sail in what sailors term a lubberly manner.”
“Price, of the Volcano; and in order to give to his ship a still greater resemblance than it already had to a merchantman, he displayed an old faded scarlet ensign, and drew up his fore and mainsail in what sailors term a lubberly manner.”
“His letters to Mr. Astor, wherein he pours forth the bitterness of his soul, and his seamanlike impatience of what he considers the "lubberly" character and conduct of those around him, are before us, and are amusingly characteristic.”
“The poor voyageurs, too, continually irritated his spleen by their "lubberly" and unseemly habits, so abhorrent to one accustomed to the cleanliness of a man-of-war.”
“Because I won't be called lubberly, I'm as good a man as ever swabbed a deck, and don't care who says to the contrary.”
“From the wharf at Selby's we watched with careless interest the lubberly manoeuvre performed of bringing the yacht to anchor, and the equally lubberly manoeuvre of sending the small boat ashore.”
“Nicholas and I had caught the spirit of the crazy craft, and we handled her in most lubberly fashion.”
“Inside the hour the ship was over on her beam ends, the lubberly cowards climbing up her side and hanging on in the rigging.”
“Blackpool had started the better and their clever, crisp passing was making the league leaders look lubberly, but against the run of play Lambert fired the hosts in front on the half-hour, albeit with the help of a deflection off Craig Cathcart.”
“Teh lubberly city is located where three Jooropean countries meet – Jurmanee, Austrya and Switzerland – we can has a tripoint cheezmeet, yay!”
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