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  • whereon they give pecking orders? oh ho ho


    May 11, 2009

  • Also, at least later in time, a ship captained by a woman: Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea, by Joan Druett. (A book I tried to read once without success.)

    September 8, 2008

  • "... a sea phrase, originally applied to a ship, the captain of which had his wife on board, supposed to command him."

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 8, 2008