titled* - having or furnished with a title, esp. a title of rank
prowed - having a prow proved
aerian - of or belonging to the air or atmosphere
insulation - the action of surrounding by water or making into an island; the fact of being made insular. Also, an island.
board - the side of a ship; a ship hearts
beach - to run or haul (a vessel) up on the beach beat
witness* - to bear witness to (a fact or statement); to testify to, attest
Tom, Dick and Harry; thane - one who in Anglo-Saxon times held lands of the king or other superior by military service; poet. A warrior, a brave man.
sum - to give the substance of in a few words or a brief statement; to summarize, epitomize.
kismet* - destiny, fate
bound - With inf.: Compelled, obliged; under necessity (esp. logical or moral); fated, certain.
landlord - Originally, a lord or owner of land; the master of an inn, an innkeeper.
nod - to make a quick inclination of the head, esp. in salutation nothing
moor - to secure one's ship (etc.) in a particular place; to anchor
mear - to mark out (land) by means of 'meres' or boundaries
proof - the standard of strength of distilled alcoholic liquors (or of vinegar); now, the strength of a mixture of alcohol and water having a specific gravity of 0*91984, and containing 0*495 of its weight, or 0*5727 of its volume, of absolute alcohol. Also transf. Spirit of this strength.
over proof - that is 'above proof'; containing a larger proportion of alcohol than that contained in proof-spirit: Also fig. and ellipt. as n. = over-proof spirit.
heft - the act of lifting; a lift
Eric - pecuniary compensation for violent crime
heave to* - to bring the ship to a standstill by setting the sails so as to counteract each other.
to splice the mainbrace* - to drink alcoholic drink esp. in a free and enjoyable manner.
to wet (erron. whet) one's whistle* - to take a drink
good mother - a mother-in-law; also, a step-mother
gossip - trifling or groundless rumour; tittle-tattle
bob - to move up or down with a bob or slight jerk; spec. curtsy
bowing - the action of inclining the body or head in salutation, etc.
skerry - a rugged insulated sea-rock or stretch of rocks, covered by the sea at high water or in stormy weather.
overlive - to live after or beyond (an event, etc.); to survive, outlive
cold blast* - a blast of cold air forced into a furnace
hibernate* - Of persons: To remain in a torpid or inactive state
fearsome - fear-inspiring; frightful, dreadful
dump - a fit of abstraction or musing, a reverie; a fit of melancholy or depression; to fall with sudden force, to plunge.
pixie* - in local folk-lore a name for a supposed supernatural being akin to a fairy.
pickle - to peck, nibble; to eat sparingly or delicately
at the bottom of ones heart* - with ones deepest thoughts or feelings
sess - a call to a dog when giving him food silly
soss - In many English dialects soss is used as a call to dogs and pigs at feeding-time soul
into the bargain* - in addition, also
Davy Jones's locker* - the ocean, the deep, esp. as the grave of those who perish at sea; jorum - a large drinking-bowl or vessel; also, the contents of this; esp. a bowl of punch.
a nice or pretty kettle of fish* - an awkward state of things, a 'muddle'
moya* - Used as an ironic interjection
banshee* - a supernatural being supposed by the peasantry of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands to wail under the windows of a house where one of the inmates is about to die.
to lay low - to keep quiet, remain in hiding; to bide one's time
gang - any band or company of persons who go about together or act in concert.
eerie - fear-inspiring; gloomy, strange, weird
mead - meadow
fireball - a ball of fire or flame; Mil. A ball filled with combustible or explosive materials, used as a projectile.
bum - of poor, wretched, or miserable quality
foe = few
...They were Democrats, and retorted upon violent Union men by calling them Niggerheads.
fitten - suitable, fit
God's truth* - the absolute truth
daze - a benumbed, deadened condition
vassal - a humble servant or subordinate
turbot - a large flat fish having a wide scaleless body covered with conical bony tubercles, with the eyes normally on the left side, found on the European coasts and much esteemed as food.
soused - steeped in pickle, pickled
methought - pa. tense of methinks
mackerel - a well-known sea-fish, Scomber scombrus, much used for food, that approaches the shore in shoals in summer-time for the purpose of spawning.
hell's bells!* - an expression of anger or annoyance
open hand* - free in giving or communicating; liberal, generous, bounteous.
home folk - the people from or near one's home, i.e. one's friends, relatives, or neighbours; hame = home (obs.)
booth - a temporary structure covered with canvas, or the like
gundy - Of the eyes: Full of 'gound' or matter, bleared; gundy gut - a fat paunch; pl. a gluttonous, voracious person.
captain; capon - Humorously applied to various fish; esp. a red-herring.
warry - belligerent, warlike
posthumous* - occurring, arising, or continuing after death
expletion - the action of filling, the state of being filled to the full; satisfaction expression
slob - a dull, slow, or untidy person; a careless or negligent workman; a lout, a fat person.