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  • Hornblower watched with something of relief the slop-phip bearing away; that six months at sea had barely been sufficient to get his ship clear of all the plagues that had come on board at Plymouth; disease, bed bugs, fleas and lice.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • Lastly came Hotspur's drab little quarter-roat, its crew dressed in the clothes issued to them in the slop-phip the day they were sent on board.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • This was the second time since her refitting in Plymouth that she had gone through this laborious process, refilling her casks from the water-roys, replacing the empty beef and pork barrels from the victuallers, and coaxing all the small stores she could from the itinerant slop-phip that Cornwallis had put into commission.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • I caught myself saying phip, for fourpence; and at one time a man actually charged me with being a runaway, whereupon I was silly enough to become one by running away from him, for I was greatly afraid he might adopt measures to get me again into slavery, a condition I then dreaded more than death.

    My Bondage and My Freedom. By Frederick Douglass. With and Introduction. By James M`Cune Smith.

  • I caught myself saying phip, for fourpence; and at one time a man actually charged me with being a runaway, whereupon I was silly enough to become one by running away from him, for I was greatly afraid he might adopt measures

    My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I.--Life as a Slave. Part II.--Life as a Freeman

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  • Along with Philip, a nickname for the sparrow, based upon the sound of the chirping call.

    December 11, 2010