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- n. A squeegee; a scraper for removing liquid.
- n. A small swab used for drying a vessel's deck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, -- used for removing superfluous water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc.
- transitive v. To swab, press, or treat with a squilgee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical:
- n. An implement somewhat resembling a wooden hoe, with an edge of india-rubber or thick leather, used to scrape the water from wet decks.
- n. A small swab.
- n. A becket and toggle used to confine a studdingsail while setting it.
- n. One of several implements constructed like the nautical implement above defined (1 ), used for washing glass, in photographic work, etc. See squeegee, 2.
- Nautical, to scrape (the wet decks of a ship) with a squilgee.
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Edgewise moved along the oily deck, it operates like a leathern squilgee; and by nameless blandishments, as of magic, allures along with it all impurities.