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reesetee commented on the word spirketting
The inside planking between ports and waterways of a ship.
February 15, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word spirketting
See plansheer and hanging knees for usage notes.
March 3, 2008
knitandpurl commented on the word spirketting
"'Don't ee do it, sir!' he cried, covering the touch-hole with his hand. 'If you could but see her poor knees – and the spirketting started in five separate places, oh dear, oh dear.'"
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, p 70 of the Norton paperback edition
July 8, 2019
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