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bilby commented on the word breast-fast
October 14, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word breast-fast
(Why do I dread that someone, somewhere, is going to post some "funny" comment about women's body parts?)
"... a large rope, employed to confine a ship side-ways to a wharf or quay, or to some other ship; as the head-fast confines her forward, and the stern-fast, abaft."
—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 57
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