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- adv. in a nautical manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a nautical manner; with reference to nautical affairs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a nautical manner; in matters pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation: as, nautically speaking.
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It’s still occasionally used with this meaning today, at least in nautically-themed historical romance novels.
Jude Domski for The Wall Street Journal The restaurant has a nautically themed d é cor, with a bar shaped like a ship 's prow and maritime scenes etched into tabletops.
Johannes Pong for The Wall Street Journal Fish and Chips Proprietor Toh Yeung has put in a lot of thought to the look and feel of the restaurant, from its picturesque facade to the nautically themed interior—white-and-teal walls, navy-blue cloth placemats and cute bric-a-brac, including a toy train that spells out "Limehouse," presented to him by his mother.
The nautically inspired master bathroom, which is one of four bathrooms in the home, has a stainless-steel tub and a floating glass-tile wall with sconces.
The point I'm trying to make is that you're doing it all of the time anyway, just maybe not so nautically.
This president has a particular aversion to battling back gusting winds from his starboard side the right, for the nautically challenged and tends to give in to them.
It was attached by a thread to a small wooden boat crewed by half a dozen nautically garbed mini-imps wearing tormented expressions.
This president has a particular aversion to battling back gusting winds from his starboard side (the right, for the nautically challenged) and tends to give in to them.
Jane's doormen will be present to enforce appropriate Jane exclusivity, and the Jane promoters will be doing their best to replicate Jane ambiance in a nautically themed faux-dive bar.
Happy new year, and -- as my nautically-minded relatives would say -- "all ahead full!"