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  • In their Life in a Man-of-War; or, Scenes in “Old Ironsides” During Her Cruise in the Pacific, by a Fore-Top-Man (1841), p. 169, H.J. Mercier and W. Gallop remarked that “de way dey overhaul a range of every pan, dish, and kettle, to find de manavalins, is nobody’s business.”

    Archive 2009-06-01


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  • man-of-wars' pies; almost always plural. found in Melville's Whitejacket

    July 30, 2010