from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of boarding a vessel, as in a sea-fight.
- noun A collision. See
fall aboard of, under aboard.
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Borrowing from French abordage
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"abordage" -- which operation they were not, in a harmless church, hung round with velvet and wax-candles, and filled with ladies, surely called upon to perform.
The Second Funeral of Napoleon William Makepeace Thackeray 1837
"And why do you not fly to his arms?" sneered Alan Hawke, who had quickly resigned the bullying tone of his abordage.
A Fascinating Traitor An Anglo-Indian Story Richard Savage 1874
C'est constamment que j'ai des douleurs dans le sein droit mais cette semaine a ete la pire d'ou mon abordage du sujet avec le medecin.)
pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2006
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