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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of starboard.

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Examples

  • She faced him up-stream, her mother on his "stabboard," as she said, herself on his "labboard," and Hugh on her left, "labboardest of all."

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • So we went a-quaking and shaking down the stabboard side, and slow work it was, too — seemed a week before we got to the stern.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast of where I stood I heard a man say, “Stern oars, there! heave her head to stabboard!”

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • "Er -- something like 'the stabboard pi-oogle,' which same is a seafarin 'term, and is worse," replied the Cap'n, with bland interest in this philological comparison.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • The lightning showed us the wreck again just in time, and we fetched the stabboard derrick, and made fast there.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast of where I stood I heard a man say, "Stern oars, there! heave her head to stabboard!"

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • So we went a-quaking and shaking down the stabboard side, and slow work it was, too -- seemed a week before we got to the stern.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • I'll hunt the labboard side, you hunt the stabboard.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Unbrokenly green, yes, forever the one same green, were the low willow and cottonwood jungles of the creeping shores; but while the "labboard" shore was still Louisiana the "stabboard" was now her own native

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • Each time when Hugh had come back to the bench, room had been hurriedly made for him next the parson's wife -- "stabboard side" -- who, speaking for all, promptly began to interrogate him, her first question always being as to his father's condition, which did not improve.

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

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