(informal) wearing a stern, disapproving expression
to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to. to be a toady. Historical Examples The Quest Frederik van Eeden verb (informal) to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady n.
the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Historical Examples Young Wild West at “Forbidden Pass” An Old Scout Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine Waring’s Peril Charles King On a Donkey’s Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward The Bondboy George W. […]
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