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  • (noun) - Rolling shot cannon balls about on the lower deck, and other discordant noises, when seamen are discontented, but without being mutinous. --Admiral William Smyth's Sailor's Word Book, 1867

    April 23, 2018

  • Among other shopkeepers in the High Street there was Chuffles, the grocer, a small, hairy, silently intent polygamist, who was given rough music by the youth of the neighbourhood because of a scandal about his wife's sister...

    - H.G. Wells, The History of Mr. Polly (1890), VII. vi.

    February 5, 2009