from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small bucket containing grease used on board ship for various purposes around the masts, rigging, etc.
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We found them stowed away in every imaginable place of concealment, but they were scented out, and dragged before the Ocean Deity, where they were solemnly lathered from the slush-bucket, and shaved with the iron hoop, according to immemorial usage.
But the captain was a coarse, vulgar man, and he said, "Oh, that be blowed! that wasn't any proof that he knew how to wash dishes or handle a slush-bucket, and he guessed he didn't want him."
I wish it were in refined taste to apply a rudely and ruggedly descriptive epithet to that literary slush-bucket, so as to give one an accurate idea of what it is like.
'And then serve it all up in a slush-bucket, and invite the neighbours and sail in!'
I want a slush-bucket and a brush; I'm only fit for a roustabout.
"Turn this great slush-bucket out of my room!" cried Mr. Jorrocks, as the Countess rushed into his apartment.
I want a slush-bucket and a brush; I’m only fit for a roustabout.