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sionnach commented on the word dumb-chalder
March 11, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word dumb-chalder
"'Do you remember how I stood on the dumb-chalder when Dick Richards and I cleared the Nutmeg's rudder?'"--O'Brian, The Truelove, 99A Sea of Words: A metal cleat bolted to the back of a wooden sternpost for the end of a rudder-pintle to rest on and carry some of the rudder's weight. (180)