from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A corruption of French matelot, sailor.
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'I'm "-- he jerked a contemptuous thumb towards Mr. Pyecroft --"' e's a flatfoot, a indigo-blue matlow.
Simultaneous it hits the Pusser that 'e'd better serve out mess pork for the poor matlow.
"_Sub_scription, you pink-eyed matlow!" said the Marine, with the face of